Croatia World Cup

Croatia News: Modric dismisses Eriksen comparisons

8 months ago

In the latest Croatia news, Luka Modric says he does not want all the attention to be on him and Christian Eriksen.

The clash between Croatia and Denmark on Sunday evening sees the former and current Tottenham Hotspur playmakers go head to head to try and steer their teams into the World Cup quarter-finals.

Many believe the game could be won by whoever has the better game between the two.

Croatia are currently the favourites to win the game at 4/5 with Ladbrokes, while Denmark can be backed at 4/1, with the draw coming in at 11/5.

It is easy to see why Croatia are favourites, after their very impressive performance in the group stages saw them tear apart 2014 finalists Argentina in a convincing 3-0 victory, as they went on to top Group D with a perfect record.

Denmark finished second in Group C and were heavily criticised after the 0-0 draw with France for overly negative tactics.

Ahead of the game, Croatia talisman Modric said he did not want the game to be defined by both him and Eriksen.

“I don’t like to compare players, particularly to compare others with myself,” Modric said.

“What I can say about Eriksen is he’s a fantastic player, a world-class player. He’s played a fantastic season at Tottenham. He’s the most important player for Denmark.

“What will decide the game will be how the teams perform as teams. No individual can do it on their own. Individuals can dictate certain incidents but the most important thing is how we perform as a team on the pitch.

“Of course, this is an important game for us.

“We’ve played fantastically in the group stage, we must be proud of that, but this new game makes us forget all that went before and try to translate what we’ve already done to Sunday’s game.”