ExRussia coach wants Russia to contain Modric in next game

first_imgThe former Russia head coach Aleksandr Tarkhanov believes Russia must restrict Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric with constant attacks if they plan to win their World Cup quarter-final clash.On Saturday Russia will clash against Croatia at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi.“One of the most important tasks for our team is to contain Modric because he is a leading player in the Croatian team. [Russia players] need to attack him in order to keep him under constant pressure. He is not young anymore, although he was rested during [his team’s] third [group-stage] game,” Tarkhanov to Sputnik via FourFourTwo.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.Speaking further the ex-Russia coach adds that he did not see organisation in Croatia’s game as they “looked good for three games but played worse against Denmark.”Croatia won all three matches in their group stage part which includes a 3-0 defeat of Argentina. They also finished top of Group D and beat Denmark on penalties in the last 16.The 32-year-old Modric has netted two goals at the World Cup already.last_img