"We watched the game today and saw how good they are from dead-ball situations".
"We should have killed the game even before extra time". "They should be more humble and respect more opponents. It will be a battle again but I trust us, I have belief in us".
After a collaborative global effort, all of the team were freed after 18 expert divers entered the cave on Sunday and eleven hours later returned having rescued four of the boys.
A general view inside the stadium during a Russia training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening match against Saudia Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. "The Croatian side will be tired", thought many pundits going into the England v Croatia semi-final.
"I think for the Croatia team, our biggest pressure was beating Denmark in the last 16. Thank God everything is fine with him". The hosts were oh-so-close to securing a spot in the semifinal match in Moscow, where the final also will take place.
"Their journalists and pundits on television were talking prior to this match about us being exhausted, being the walking dead", Modric told beIN SPORTS.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is in career-best form at the World Cup, according to coach Zlatko Dalic.
Soon after the second half, Croatia was trying hard since long to score one soon while England were happy so sit back and defend.
However, despite Croatia's Manager admitting his side were exhausted after going to penalties two games in a row, Zlatko Dalic said "there will be no excuses".
And, if all else fails, Croatia can always go into a penalty shootout confident that they will come out as winners.
Croatia, despite being the "home" team, will wear their black and blue away strip.
"This will be a successful summit and we will win on Sunday", Grabar-Kitarovic confidently predicted.