Croatia coach: Believe in the victory over Ukraine

“I led my team to the finals of the Asian Champions League but is the biggest and most important match in my career. I know that in case of defeat much to lose and I personally, but we are not afraid. I know that will be difficult, but I believe in the victory of Ukraine”, – said Zlatko Dalic.

“Two days is not enough to prepare the strategy of the game, I didn’t have time to implement any major tactical changes, so I will try to stir up the players and instill in them confidence that they were on the field with the right attitude and showed his best side. Possible positional changes, but we have to save your game style and tactics”.

“I saw the matches of the national team of Ukraine, studied her game and give all the information to their players. They understand the situation in which we find ourselves, but we can’t pass by the world Cup. They take full responsibility and know that they have nothing to lose. They need to correct the mistakes that were made in recent matches, and play to their strengths”.

“With all due respect to the Ukrainian team and its players, who show a good game, I think our team is stronger and I believe in my players”.

Note that for Zlatko Delica this match will be the debut as coach of the national team of Croatia. Previously, he was succeeded by Ante Cacica.

The final meeting of the qualifying round for the national team of Ukraine will take place on 9 October in Kiev at the stadium NSK Olympic. Our team will play against Croatia. The opening whistle at 21:45. Also on our website will be available a text online broadcast of the match.