January 08 News Gvardio arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday,
Bild RB Leipzig interviewed the Croatian star with team reporter Yvonne Gabriel.
"Glad to see they still love me! I’m so happy to be back, RB is my second home."
About the World Cup
"It’s hard to describe the feeling. It was the mayor of my city and it was great to see everyone celebrating with us. But, due to the domestic hype and the many rumours, it was no longer possible to be out on the streets normally. When
When we started the group stage, I didn’t think we could finish third. But in the end you see: in football, anything is possible."
About the most critical moment
"The biggest moment in the World Cup was definitely against Belgium (0-0, editor’s note) when I made a clearance in front of Lukaku."
"It was more difficult to defend him than we played against Paris. It was completely different – he had this quality for club and country. Why?
I think he’s motivated and it’s his last chance to get such an important trophy.
To me, he’s by far the best player I’ve ever defended.
He’s small and all you can do is foul or tackle him.
about the future
"My plan is to stay here. You see the message from our sporting director Max Eberl, wait and see, I have to talk to him. If I reach my peak in Germany, we will
"I was trying to convince him to stay. He was happy that I was back and then finally he could speak Croatian again."
About the Bundesliga Champions
"If we can finish third at the World Cup with Croatia, RB can also be champions. In football, anything is possible."
About Mask Man
"I forgot my World Cup mask at home and it’s not easy to play in it. As you can see, my eye is still a bit blue, but it doesn’t hurt anymore."