Dalic: 'If Croatia stopped Messi, we can stop Mbappe & Griezmann'
• Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic insists that his side can beat France in the World Cup final, as they have already shackled Lionel Messi and Harry Kane.
• Dalic is confident that his players will be able to nullify the threats posed by the likes of France duo Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.
“Croatia can still play better," he told reporters. "France is a very dangerous team but if we stopped Messi, Eriksen, Kane... we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too.”
“I felt relief after Southgate substituted Sterling because he is very hard to stop," he added. "And I admired Southgate, he showed he's a gentleman, a sportsman, he congratulated all of us individually on the pitch.”