World Cup 2018 Russia - Group D - Game 2 - Argentina v HRVATSKA - June 21st, 2018 - Page 5 - Xtratime Community
View Poll Results: Who will win this World Cup 2018 Russia Group D match?
Argentina by 2+ goals 3 15.79%
Argentina by 1 goal 3 15.79%
Draw with goals (1-1, 2-2, etc) 3 15.79%
Scoreless Draw 3 15.79%
HRVATSKA by 1 goal 5 26.32%
HRVATSKA by 2+ goals 2 10.53%
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post #81 of 332 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2018, 15:45
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Also agree . I have such high hopes when Kovacic enters the pitch , and then he just kind of fizzles out.
That injury he suffered did knock him out of form for awhile. I remember watching him for Madrid after he came back. He was gassed after a half and had to be subbed out early in the second half.
Am a big fan of Kova...for Real he has put in some great performances like during a few el classicos marking messi...psg away, bayern at home...

His miss the other day was brutal...reminded me of the miss early away at Turkey which would have put us in the lead...

At some point in this tourney he'll play a big part. With Rakitic on a yellow already, and Luka perhaps we will need to rest (if God willing) we are through after the Argie game vs Iceland...
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post #82 of 332 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2018, 16:03
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Good article. Totally understand his frustration when the numbers are substantially in favor of Kale. Very impressive actually.
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post #83 of 332 (permalink) Old June 19th, 2018, 16:04
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Suho, how many aliases do you have here? How do you keep track of them all?

I get some of them pretending to be our opponents, but some random indian now? Maybe an indian in a cricket thread I could see, but football, they know less (if thats even possible) than orkie does.
Ante were you happy with the way Strinic played paired with Lovren the other day?
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I'm just frustrated to see how Kovacic continue to play without any impact on our matches. I really want to see him making something great against Argentina. (But I don't know if Dalic will play with him along side Modric & Rakitic in the middle).
he might ?

check out SuhoZd's post with the lineup on the first page of the thread.

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he might ?

check out SuhoZd's post with the lineup on the first page of the thread.
Yes, I know how some people has said that Kovacic is able to make an impact on this future match against Argentina, because he was the player who has blocked perfectly Messi in a classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But after his performance against Nigeria and how Dalic has never tested the trio all together in the same match, I'm just saying that I have a doubt. I don't know if Dalic will take the risk to play with him along side Modric and Rakitic.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that Badelj absence against Nigeria is because Dalic want him fully fit for the Argies, in a DM position.

So, we'll see. Badelj or Kovacic, the players will give everything and will try to get the 3 points !

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Good article. Totally understand his frustration when the numbers are substantially in favor of Kale. Very impressive actually.
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Nikola Kalinic Heroj, a ne zlocinac!
True Orkan.

But today, the coaches are asking at their strikers to work hard and make the pressing in their positions but also by helping the midfield if needed.

And we know how Mandzukic IS the striker all around the world who is the most active and motivated to make the pressing on the opponent during all the matches.

I watched our match against Nigeria on two different channels, and all the commentators has said the same about him and his effort, when the team need to get the ball by a pressing.

I wasn't a Kalinic hater or something like that but I must recognize his lack of effort. As Maradona has said, we can all see his lack of effort, and before the matches and the facts, the first sign is present in his body attitude...

Dalic wants fighters, motivated and passionate players. Not how Kalinic has reacted when his coach asked to him to play.

And all this situation show how Kalinic is stupid. If you want to prove your stats and how you are better than your lads, go on the pitch, run, help your team, your lads, score a goal or some goals and show at everybody how good you are !

His reaction was a kid reaction, not mature at all... Ok, by times the frustration may be huge and I can understand how some situations can be really difficult to live with but you must to act as a men, not a kid who's crying for his mum. Plus this is a World Cup, where everybody is fighting for his colors and where some others croatian players are at home.

For example, Ivan Santini is also aged and here, he had a little chance to join the World Cup but today, he's in his family... And in 4 years, he'll be too aged for a possible place in the team. And I know how Santini isn't really good but that is sad to see a guy like Kalinic act like this when the other one is at home.

And this is the point who is really irritating. Is Kalinic really think about the other croatian players who are at home and are waiting for this magical moment to join the NT in a World Cup? I don't think so...

Badelj has right when he talked about some ego problems in our team, and the Kalinic problem is one of them...

Now, all the team and the staff can be focus on the World Cup and try to win the tournament ! Ego need to stay at home if you want to win something.

(The next one will be Lovre Kalinic because he is the second goal keeper? That is really stupid. All the teams have the hierarchy... and the stats aren't always the reason of a place on the pitch).
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I think it will be very difficult match for us. All hopes are on our Midfield. If Kovacic,Rakitic & Modric cannot shut down messi, then game is over.
In my opinion Argentina played very well against Iceland especially in second half. Despite the tight defence they had 27 shots. We could hardly shoot against a poor Nigerian defence. The problem is even if we can mark out Messi, there is Aguero, Pavon, Acuna, Salvio... All are world class attackers.. so spending men on Messi alone will be suicidal. I hope Croatia can seal the defence like Iceland. Croatia should park the bus like Iceland. Otherwise there is no chance.
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It will be a miracle if a Team like Croatia can beat or even tie World Class team like Argentina. Even after Parking the bus Iceland conceded 27 Shots from Argentina, on the other hand Croatia, could hardly do a proper shot at goal against one of thevworst defence in the world, nigeria's. 😂😂
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Good Luck to the fans of Substandard Croatia team. You had an amazing game against one of the Worst teams in the World, Nigeria.
Got a Goal in Self goal & another in Penalty. If the same luck is with you Argentina might only score 2_3 goals against Shitheads in Croatian defence. That Lovren & other 3rd class players. 😂😂
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Kovacic is Hole with no brain. His Legendary Marking Of GOAT Messi gifted a 3_0 win for Barcelona.
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ffs suho, enough of this crap. It was slightly funny the first 94 times, but now its getting ridiculous.

Grow up dude.

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Missi es una puta.
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True Orkan.

But today, the coaches are asking at their strikers to work hard and make the pressing in their positions but also by helping the midfield if needed.

And we know how Mandzukic IS the striker all around the world who is the most active and motivated to make the pressing on the opponent during all the matches.

I watched our match against Nigeria on two different channels, and all the commentators has said the same about him and his effort, when the team need to get the ball by a pressing.

I wasn't a Kalinic hater or something like that but I must recognize his lack of effort. As Maradona has said, we can all see his lack of effort, and before the matches and the facts, the first sign is present in his body attitude...

Dalic wants fighters, motivated and passionate players. Not how Kalinic has reacted when his coach asked to him to play.

And all this situation show how Kalinic is stupid. If you want to prove your stats and how you are better than your lads, go on the pitch, run, help your team, your lads, score a goal or some goals and show at everybody how good you are !

His reaction was a kid reaction, not mature at all... Ok, by times the frustration may be huge and I can understand how some situations can be really difficult to live with but you must to act as a men, not a kid who's crying for his mum. Plus this is a World Cup, where everybody is fighting for his colors and where some others croatian players are at home.

For example, Ivan Santini is also aged and here, he had a little chance to join the World Cup but today, he's in his family... And in 4 years, he'll be too aged for a possible place in the team. And I know how Santini isn't really good but that is sad to see a guy like Kalinic act like this when the other one is at home.

And this is the point who is really irritating. Is Kalinic really think about the other croatian players who are at home and are waiting for this magical moment to join the NT in a World Cup? I don't think so...

Badelj has right when he talked about some ego problems in our team, and the Kalinic problem is one of them...

Now, all the team and the staff can be focus on the World Cup and try to win the tournament ! Ego need to stay at home if you want to win something.

(The next one will be Lovre Kalinic because he is the second goal keeper? That is really stupid. All the teams have the hierarchy... and the stats aren't always the reason of a place on the pitch).


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Good article. Totally understand his frustration when the numbers are substantially in favor of Kale. Very impressive actually.
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Nikola Kalinic Heroj, a ne zlocinac!
Yeah, good article - critical of Kalinic's behaviour & supportive of Dalic's actions.
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let's be honest, Mandžukić is better out of position at LW than Kalinić is at CF/S aka his main position
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Lol...two trolls on the one page. Not sure who to respond to first.
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Good article. Totally understand his frustration when the numbers are substantially in favor of Kale. Very impressive actually.
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Nikola Kalinic Heroj, a ne zlocinac!
Lmao. I'm convinced you have a Dalmatian dildo shoved up your ass 24/7. Kalinic even pulled this type of shit off at club level and got benched for it...all while having a shit season.

But I'm sure Igor best Croatian manager Tudor would set him straight eh?
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