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Ivan Rakitic is in the best form of his career, says Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic

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The midfielder is one match away from the World Cup final

Russia v Croatia: Quarter Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Croatian boss Zlatko Dalic spoke out about Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic and his play at this year’s World Cup.

“In my personal opinion, I think this is the best he’s playing for the Croatian national team. It’s just a continuation of a great season that he had at Barcelona,” he said.

“He means a lot to the whole team and I think that Luka [Modric] and Ivan together are the best midfielders at this tournament and hopefully they will continue in the same manner.

“Not only is he playing well throughout the match, but he is showing great confidence about him which he proved with two decisive penalties in the round of 16 and the quarter-finals.

“And I think this is the best he’s been playing throughout his whole career.”

Zlatko Dalic | Source

Rakitic has been playing incredibly well for Croatia who are into the semi-finals of the World Cup where they will play England.

The highlight has been Rakitic being the man who sealed two penalty shootout wins for Croatia.