It will be a joy to play against one of the best teams in the world.
Messi's fourth career World Cupgoal and third goal of the 2014 tournament came in another triumph, this time in a 3-2 contest against Nigeria where Messi scored in the 3rd. "We didn't do a single short one".
"We are a young team, we are learning and I hope in the next game against Iceland we will do much better". There was luck there but we earned it.
The manager said, "It was a hard match against an excellent opponent. We have things to improve, we're going to beat Croatia". "We were disciplined and we deservedly won".
The Croatian players would like to take the opportunity in Russian Federation to prove them worth being called "golden generation", said Croatian captain Luka Modric during a pre-match press conference in Kaliningrad on Friday.
"Corluka is important for us, he did not play because of our style of play, but we start preparations for Argentina tomorrow and will check the condition of the players". You know you have been working for the past four years and you play a little bit of it in 90 minutes. To get the latest soccer news, text "SPORTS" to 22840.