Croatia secured direct qualification to the 2024 European Championship in Germany with a narrow victory over Armenia in Maksimir. The atmosphere in Zagreb was phenomenal as 20,000 fans created a great atmosphere, and the players were happy to play in their home city after a long time. Captain Luka Modrić expressed his happiness at qualifying for the Euro and said they deserved it, despite complications in the penultimate cycle.
Despite the excitement of securing their place in the Euros, Modrić emphasized that there are still things the national team needs to correct. He said improvements can be made before the tournament if they want to play an important role. The captain praised the performances of players like Pašalić, Budimir, and Majer, saying they played well and did a great job.
Modrić also expressed his hope for the return of players like Mateo and Perja to further improve the team’s performance. He acknowledged that there were some complications during qualification but he believed that they had earned their spot in the Euros through hard work and dedication.
Overall, Croatia is excited about their qualification for the 2024 European Championship and are looking forward to improving their performance before taking on Germany on home soil.