Croatia motivated by England’s lack of respect, says Luka Modric

• Real Madrid midfielder says pundits 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 team-mates had used criticism to motivate them to victory over England in their World Cup semi-final.

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

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via Football | The Guardian

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