Midfielder Croatia Ivan Rakitic happy victory over Denmark and expects a confrontation against Russia.
Croatia played 1: 1 with Denmark in regular time and won 3-2 on penalties. Team Zlatko Dalich went to the ¼ finals, where he will play against Spain, which has beaten Spain.
Journalists suggested that a match with the Danes could be a turning point for Croatia.
“I hope so, I’m very tired, but really happy.” Sometimes the first game after the group stage can be the most important, you need to show other teams that you can go further, that you are a big, really strong team, “Rakiticha Goal said.
“In the match of Russia against Spain, we saw that everything is possible, so we must enjoy our great victory, and then prepare to play against the Russians and continue to enjoy.”
“This is the world championship, we wanted to be here, in the quarterfinals we are expected to play a big game against the hosts of the tournament, we have to be strong.” It will be difficult, but we hope that after this match we will continue to dream. ”
The match Russia – Croatia will be held on July 7. The beginning is at 21:00.