Croatia coach reacts emotionally to win against Russia

first_imgIn an emotional talk, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic said Russia were a team “of the highest level” and he couldn’t contain his feelings when they won.Croatia qualified for semi-final after beating Russia on penalties when the match ended 2-2 following extra time.“I want to congratulate (Russia coach) Stanislav Cherchesov and the Russian team on such a game. They have their own style… Russia scored very beautiful goals,” Dalic said via FourFourTwo.“They were fighting, they were acting as one… They have incredible supporters. They were a team of the highest level. Not any team can reach the quarter-finals.”Dalic added: “Thank you to the Russian players, who were fighting to the end. Perhaps, it was not the most beautiful game.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“It was a fight… for the semi-finals, and we were lucky. I focused on the match, but I couldn’t swallow my tears after the penalty shootout.“Everyone is happy for us at home, in Croatia. We are overwhelmed with emotions.”The coach stressed that Croatia showed their will in the penalty shootout.“The one who shows will, wins,” Dalic said.Croatia next face England at Moscow’s Luzhinki Stadium on Wednesday in the semi-finals.last_img