England VS Croatia, a tough game
126Asiabet Horse and Sports Blog
June 13, 2021, 8:52:13 AM
Both teams will be looking at this game as the tournament opener and will be wanting to put in a strong performance to get a good result.
Match Time：6/13/2021 21:00 Sunday (GMT+8)
UEFA European Championship -- England VS Croatia
It's been a long time since these two teams met in the 2018 World Cup semi-final; the players have gone on, the teams have changed, and I don't think history will play a role in this match.
Both clubs will view this game as the tournament opener and will aim to put on a solid effort in order to secure a positive outcome.
The British media has always put a lot of pressure on England, but the players are used to it, anticipate it, and don't believe it will be a problem this time. Indeed, I believe that the media and fans are proud of this squad and want them to succeed, therefore they will support them in the competition.
I feel the England squad has evolved and progressed more than the Croatian team since their last match in 2018, owing to their players' Premier League experience.
It's a huge advantage to have guys like Phil Foden and Harry Kane on your side. The combination of Foden, the originator, and Kane, the finisher, is one to look forward to.
Of course, Croatia has its own stars, including as Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic, who are both world-class players. Both have a long history of playing at the top level, with Luka Modric as the facilitator and Ivan Perisic as the threat in attack.
It’s going to be very interesting to watch this match but since it’s an opener, and both are good sides, I think it will be a draw.