Oh man, a few more years taken off my life! Suba the hero again, I thought he was gone for all money when he first pulled up with 5 minutes to go. Guts & a bit of a risk to persist with him in ET but it worked out.
I didn't mind the move to Krama playing as I thought we might need his skills to break down their block. It simply didn't work as intended. Modric & Rakitic played too deep & we didn't have the the control we expected or hoped for. When Broz came on, we got more control, he played the ball quicker & it allowed Luka & Ivan to become more attack focused. We were clearly better then & should have put it to bed when Perisic hit the post when it looked easier to score. Not sure how that ball came back off the post - it seemed to defy the laws of physics.
The English hopefully won't play such a bunker like the last 2 opponents & will give us room to play. I reckon we'll definitely play a midfield 3 of Broz, Modric & Rakitic against the Englezi. After an ineffective performance in attack for most of the tournament, I wonder if Perisic will be rested/dropped & Krama starts with Mandzo & Rebic Ante Imotski Dijamante? Perisic could come on later with fresh legs if need be when the game opens up, which might suit him better.
Time for another rakija da se smirim.