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Apart from Messi, Croatia are a better team than Argentina, says Kovacic

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Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic has come up with some pretty interesting comments ahead of Thursday’s World Cup clash against Argentina.

The Real Madrid man reckons that apart from Messi, Croatia are the better of the two teams and they shouldn’t be afraid of taking on the Albiceleste.

“Argentina depends a lot on Messi, although they are a great team in other positions,” he told reporters.

“He has to take care of them most of the time. He is phenomenal, he can resolve the game at any time.”

”We do not need to be too afraid of Argentina, we are singularly better than them, except Messi, and so we should behave, look at ourselves, not others.”

Source | Goal

Croatia top Group D after the first round of games as they beat Nigeria while Argentina and Iceland drew. All of which means Thursday’s game is set up really nicely, and Kovacic and Co will have to watch out for a super-motivated Messi.