Man Of The Match Modric – Nigeria Played Well But We Were Better

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The Budweiser man of the match award winner in Nigeria’s 0-2 loss to Croatia Luka Modric has given his opinion on their win over Nigeria in their opening World Cup 2018 group D game.

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Modric converted from the spot 15 minutes from full time and according to the captain of the Croatian team, the win is one they deserve base on their performance.

According to the 33 year old, the win will also helped them in their quest to qualify from the group which they lead for now as the other game between Argentina and Iceland ended in a 1-1 draw.

Croatia will next face Argentina and Modric believes the win over Nigeria will no doubt upped their confidence level against the Lionel Messi led team when they meet on Tuesday.

“It’s a great start for Croatia, we deserved to win. Nigeria played well, but we were better. I’m happy that I scored the penalty, I’m satisfied with how I scored. Ronaldo? Yes, he scored a great penalty kick in this tournament as well”, Modric said after the game.

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“I believe that on the wings of this win we will up our game and continue our journey in the way that we planned before coming here.”