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WORLD CUP: Croatia motivated by English pundits’ lack of respect – says Luka Modric

Croatia motivated by English pundits’ lack of respect, says Luka Modric

 Real Madrid midfielder says media underestimated his side
 ‘They should be more humble and respect their opponents’

Luka Modric has accused English journalists and pundits of showing a lack of respect to Croatia’s players and admitted his teammates had used criticism to motivate them to victory against England in their World Cup semi-final.

Modric impressed as Croatia came from behind to win after extra time in Moscow but the Real Madrid midfielder was scathing in his reaction towards sections of the English media, some of whom had predicted an easy win for Gareth Southgate’s side.

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