Luka Modric storms out of interview following Croatia’s draw with Albania after cheeky final question

Luka Modric stormed out of an interview following Croatia’s draw with Albania.

On Wednesday, Klaus Gjasula netted a late equaliser to see Albania claim a deserved 2-2 draw with Croatia in Group B.

The result sees Croatia and Albania both register their first points of Euro 2024, with both two points behind Spain and Italy, who play each other on Thursday at 8pm.

With Croatia’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages hanging in the balance, veteran midfielder Modric stormed out of an interview after seemingly being asked a cheeky final question by a reporter.

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Reddit users have suggested that the Real Madrid star was asked in Croatian if younger players should be used for the final group game against Italy, something which is likely to have irked the 38-year-old.

Elsewhere, Modric’s midfield colleague Luka Sucic told reporters: “The disappointment is huge, something like this must not happen to a team like us. We were leading and should have ended this calmly, but this is a lesson to learn.

“The second half was better, it is a direction on how to start against the Italians. I believe in our qualities, I am an optimist, if we play like in the second half we will surely pass this group.”

Croatia have just one point heading into their final group game (Getty)

The side’s manager Zlatko Dalic added: “This was a difficult match, with two totally different halves. A lot of energy was invested to lead 2-1 and then they get a goal in added time. It is difficult to get a goal in the last minute.

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“The first half was very bad and the second much better, which is encouraging for the match with Italy, the victory over Italy will take us further. We are still in the game, we shall prepare and do all in our power to go on.”

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