Euro 2020 news - Croatia capain Luka Modric hits out at 'arrogance' of English media again ahead of game
The experienced midfielder has often had harsh words to say for the English press and that was the case again ahead of their match on Sunday. Modric knows the press well from his time with Tottenham Hotspur and clearly is still not happy for the way the media in England talk about the country's opponents.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: In this Handout picture provided by UFEA, Luka Modric of Croatia speaks during the Croatia Press Conference ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on June 12, 2021 i
After that win Modric criticised the press, saying: "English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia and that was a huge mistake. They should be more humble and respect more opponents.
"All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying, 'OK, today we will see who will be tired'.”
And speaking to the media ahead of his team’s clash with England, Modric reiterated that belief, saying: "That arrogance is not so much related to the players but the people around them, some of the journalists and commentators."
The match will be played at Wembley, one of a number for England, and Modric was asked whether he thought they had an unfair advantage.
"I think so, yes,” the experienced midfielder replied.