Kovacic praises Luka Modric as a tough player.

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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is set to face Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. With the Croatia international hailing his compatriot as a remarkable and difficult player.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has hailed Luka Modric of Real Madrid’s experience as an amazing player. And quite difficult to stop his compatriot. As UFABET reported by Marca on Tuesday.

Kovacic the 27 year old started his career at Dinamo Zagreb like Luka Modric the 36 year old. Before the pair had the opportunity to play together for Croatia and Real Madrid in 2015-2019 before Kovacic moved to Chelsea until now. 

‘It’s pretty hard to stop (Modric),’ Kovacic said. ‘He’s an amazing player. I admired him when I was a kid when he played for my favorite club, Dinamo Zagreb.’

‘He’s doing as well as always now. As long as I know him He was still at the same level. which is amazing he loves football very much he is professional If he continues like this I’ll see him play for another three or four years.’

‘It was good and difficult to face him. But it’s never good when you lose. I always liked having him in my team. During this time we have to fight amongst ourselves. And we are ready to show our best to try to qualify for the next round,’ Kovacic said.