Croatian midfielder Luka Modric said he intends to play for the Balkan national team until the Nations League finals in June next year, but has not yet decided on his participation in Euro 2024.
Modric helped Croatia win the bronze medal at the World Cup in Qatar after defeating Morocco 2-1 in the third-place match on Saturday after finishing runners-up in the 2018 edition in Russia.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said this week that Modric is likely to participate with them at Germany’s European Championship despite his age and should the team qualify, but the 37-year-old said on Saturday he would consider his options.
“About my future? I don’t know if I will play until the European Championship in Germany. I have to go step by step,” Modric told beIN Sports. “I’m enjoying the national team and I’m happy. I still think I can perform at a high level.”
“Then there will be more time to think about the European Championship. Now it’s (going) step by step and going at least until the Nations League and then we’ll see.”
The midfielder said winning the bronze medal was very important for him and his team.
“With this medal, we confirm that Croatia is playing an important role in world football. And we leave Qatar as winners,” he added.