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Anthony Zorić Talks World Cup, Niko Kovač

May 7, 2018

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Ante Kvartuč with Ante Zorić

 

 

CroatianSports.com would like to officially welcome Anthony Zorić to the family; just in time for the World Cup. On Sunday, we discussed Croatia’s World Cup chances, Niko Kovač’s tenure with the national team and some jersey history. Anthony Zorić has been a huge part of the Croatian community in Los Angeles and has a vast knowledge of the “beautiful game.” Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyZoric.
 

 

 

 

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Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 12 comments





  1. Slavonac from Canada says:

    Kvartuc, believe it or not I actually took the time to watch your interview with that guy Anthony Zoric and I have a few comments to make.

    The two of you lead into a few topics, you decided to avoid anything to do with the HNL and went in to discuss Hajduk and the National Team. You guys kinda walked through different era’s , gave your opinions on certain players and coaches and then zeroed in on if you thought we’d get through the group in this WC?!

    Zoric seems like a modest guy, he wasn’t bashing anyone and was relatively safe in most of his comments, I thought he did well although for anyone in his generation or mine, I didn’t really learn anything I didn’t know…most of the talk was common knowledge and a common understanding of Croatian team and players through the past 20 + years. I was happy no one was bashing Croatians, but I do feel you could do something different and bring in people that have knowledge of Dinamo and Osijek, Maybe Rijeka and then have a panel of people representing more than Hajduk.

    I noticed in the discussion you guys brought up scoring and then mentioned Kramaric and even Mandzukic…you guys both said Kramaric is our most important player and although I wouldn’t necessarily disagree, I’d probably say that Perisic is our most important player. It’s a debate and would have been better to have someone there that could speak to that vs the two of you agreeing with each other. Perisic was one of the reasons I felt our team lost its form prior to last summers break and he’s the guy that can turn a game by himself…he absolutely has that ability.

    There’s been a lot of Hajduk supporters on this site that see value in Kalinic, I think you guys mentioned his name but neither of you really said much…you should get that conversation going.

    It seems like Zoric respects Lovren and from a perspective of soccer only, I felt he had a good point of view and many of us, me included, shit on Lovren an aweful lot. We don’t take into consideration that he’s always been somewhat immature and also has had some severe bad luck in his personal life the past year and a half and yet, Klopp sees his value and relies heavily on him. That’s something to think about.

    I’d like to see you balance your discussions and bring people that do have some knowledge about the game that can represent more than just Hajduk. Would be good to have a Croatian perspective and not always a Dalmatian perspective. I’m not suggesting Zoric wasn’t objective, I thought he was but the two of you opened up with a few minutes and made this a version from two Hajduk fans!

    At least Zoric loves Zvone Boban, that made things a little better!



  2. Slavonac from Canada says:

    I never once said I know a lot about Dinamo. I’m saying we should have opinions about our team from people that are from other regions than dalmacija. If you’re talking about Ante B, he knows his shit about BBB and yet he knows sweet fuck all about the game!



  3. Niko Kolac says:

    Klokani Kenguri are desperate to fill that position so they got Fran Karacic but they will be out in the group stage.



  4. Black man says:

    Huh, who ever would’ve thought Australia would poach players from Croatia?
    Fran may be quite a decent player in a few years.



  5. Anonymous says:

    what does it matter where a person is from in Cro to talk about the national team?

    As long as no bias is shown, you can have 10 hercegovci on talking soccer. who cares.



  6. Milan says:

    @Slavonsc

    Great comment. As always.

    As for Lovren will see how he performs at the WC. I just have an uneasy feeling about him. MYbe he will prove me wrong.





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