The “fiery” ones arrived in Zagreb at half an hour after midnight on Sunday, despite not getting enough sleep. However, they had been through sleepless nights before, so it was nothing new to them.
A rookie in the company of Dion Drena Beljo arrived by car just 30 minutes before the start of training. Dalić included him in the call-up, but Dragan Skočić bypassed him, arguing that he did not play for the club. Beljo had scored three goals for a third division team in a friendly match for Augsburg and felt confused and disappointed about not being invited. On Saturday evening, Dalić’s call came in. – We need another striker because we are left with only Budimir.
The other players arrived by bus, and Mandžukić and Ćorluka were looking for a field suitable for training. They didn’t want to go to the main pitch because assistant Hitrec-Kacian was in bad condition, so the decision fell on Luka Modrić’s field!
The boys from Lokomotiva jumped on Mandža and Čarli for a photo, while the children from Dinamo’s open school lined the fence as the “hot guys” got off the bus and greeted Livaković and Modrić with loud cheers. They waved back at them enthusiastically.
By default, the Slavonians raised the atmosphere. – Vida missed the field, went to Hitrec! – announced Ivica Olić, leading Vida by the hand and causing laughter. – Can you punish yourself anyway? – continued Ola.
Dalić has said that everyone did a good job in Riga and will not change his lineup unless there is a reason to do so. He was pleased that nobody got hurt or wasted during their previous match against Riga FC and kept Kramarić on the field for 80 minutes despite his recent injury recovery. This gave both Dalić and fans great confidence going into their next match against Serbia national team Batsani on Tuesday night at Maksimir stadium.
The knowledge that they have match-winners like both Pašalić and Baturina on the bench gives Dalić and fans great security as they prepare to take on one of their biggest rivals this season.
In summary, even though they didn’t get enough sleep before arriving in Zagreb , The Croatian national football team is ready to face Serbia national team Batsani with confidence thanks to their good performance in Riga FC match , And also having Pašalić & Baturina as subs give them an advantage .