Dalic’s aspect had been drawn into Group D alongside Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland, and can face Messi and Co. of their second sport on June 21.
Forward of that fixture in Nizhny Novgorod, Dalic stated his group have an extremely tough activity forward of them.
“Messi is the perfect payer on the earth, [it’s] not attainable to cease him,” Dalic instructed Objective.
“[We] should cease the ball [from getting] to him as a result of when he receives the ball, it is very very tough to cease him.”
Croatia have did not advance previous the group part of a World Cup since ending third on the 1998 competitors in France.
Following group-stage eliminations in 2002, 2006 and 2014, Dalic has a really clear mission for his aspect in Russia.
“Our first purpose is to move the group stage,” the 51-year-old stated. “[It’s] most vital for me to go to the spherical of 16. After [that it] will likely be straightforward for us.”
If Croatia do get out of Group D, they’re going to face both France, Denmark, Peru or Australia within the spherical of 16. Dalilc, although, is aiming even increased.
When requested who he thought had been the favourites to win the World Cup, Dalic replied: “Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and why not Croatia?”