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Though whenever he mentions the math I roll my eyes and it doesn’t inspire much confidence in the team rather than trying to win every game, especially in a group like this...
He thinks 20-21 points will be enough to win the group, he was saying this before last night's game.

A group where a struggling Russia is your biggest threat you factor in potentially dropping 7 points (with games against Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta to come).

According to his calculations the following scenario would be considered enough/a success:

L @ Russia
D @ Slovakia
W v Slovenia
W @ Cyprus
W v Slovakia
W @ Malta
D v Russia

This would (or would have) given us the magical 20 points. :D
 

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For the most part Dalic was right with the assessment. The effort was there Kovacic and Brozovic did a lot of running covering in midfield. Even Vlasic and Pasalic were coming back hustling on defense. Offensively can’t take to much away as it was poor. Sosa and Kovacic were our most active players going forward. Perisic and Ivanusec had the best chances but both didn’t catch the ball cleanly. We need someone up front who can hold the ball up and get on the end of crosses whether that’s livaja or budimir. Kramaric can’t do either. He should be strictly a back up for Vlasic.
 

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Did he say Russia were favorites?
Going on what HS was saying about Dalić's theory of winning your home games and not losing away. He must be drumming this into the players, no wonder our away record since the WC has been abysmal. He goes to places like Cardiff and describes it as a fortress ffs.

0-6 v Spain
1-2 v England
1-2 v Hungary
4-0 v Slovakia
1-1 Azerbaijan
1-1 v Wales
1-4 v Portugal
2-4 v France
1-2 v Sweden
0-1 v Slovenia
0-1 v England
3-1 v Scotland
0-0 v Russia

Two wins from 13 on the road. A couple of losses against the likes of Spain, France etc. can be forgiven but we've been bad against weaker opposition.
 

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For him to say that we’re underdogs against Russia is ridiculous. Even with our piss poor play in the final third, the gap in class was evident. Pathetic coaching.
 

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For him to say that we’re underdogs against Russia is ridiculous. Even with our piss poor play in the final third, the gap in class was evident. Pathetic coaching.
I don't think he thinks russia is better...it was more they were at home and for them, they had to take the initiative to try to win. The ruskies knew we were missing Luka and also the final game in the group is home for us.
 

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For him to say that we’re underdogs against Russia is ridiculous. Even with our piss poor play in the final third, the gap in class was evident. Pathetic coaching.
Even before the Cyprus match he was saying their league is better than the HNL, which is irrelevant to the national team because very few HNL players start anyway
 
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