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We deserved to win Nigeria – Luka Modric

Valentine Chinyem

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Croatian and Real Madrid Midfielder Luka Modric has said they deserved to win their tie against the Super Eagles of Nigera, in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The skipper who scored in the second half of the game, after he converted a spot kick said, “It’s a great start for Croatia, we deserved to win.”

‘Nigeria played well, but we were better. I’m happy that I scored the penalty, I’m satisfied with how I scored. Ronaldo? Yes, he scored a great penalty kick in this tournament as well.”

The Real Madrid star, who was also voted Budweiser Man of the Match, said they will build on the win against Nigeria in their subsequent games.

“I believe that on the wings of this win we will up our game and continue our journey in the way that we planned before coming here.”

It will be recalled that Croatia took the lead during the first half, after Andrej Kramaric’s header came off Oghenekaro Etebo.

Croatia is due to face Argentina on Thursday while the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be hoping to bounce back after serious backlash from their fans, when they face Iceland on Friday.

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