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England produced a brilliant comeback against Croatia yesterday to secure a spot in the semi-final of the inaugural Nations League.
In a rematch from last summer's World Cup, Gareth Southgate's side were able to walk away feeling like they had secured some form of redemption against Zlatko Dalić's men.
Of course, England supporters were quick to fire out the 'It's coming home' chants after the match (after all, it might finally be happening this time around).
When it was all done and dusted, though, Croatia captain Luka Modrić was asked how he felt about the chant.
"We said how we felt at the World Cup and that is it, we don't need to go back and talk about this," he said (via the Daily Mail).
"That is it, it is finished. This is a new game and we don't need to look back and make more comments about it.
"I don't want to change what we said because we felt that way. But no matter, between players and teams it is huge respect. We respect England, they respect us. We never meant it about [the] players and coaches, I mean people around England."
The 33-year-old Real Madrid midfielder, who is tipped as a favourite for the 2018 Ballon d'Or, believes that his side should have won the match.
"I don't know if they have improved since the summer," he explained. "That is maybe a question for them to assess if they are improving or not.
"But I see them like a good, young team with a bright future in front of them. They are in final four of this Nations League and it is showing that they are in a good way.
"It is a bit painful to lose in this way because we prepared well for set-pieces. We knew England are dangerous from set pieces, but in the end, they got two goals from set-pieces and it is a bit painful.
"Apart from the first 20 or 25 minutes, we were the better team."
In other news, England fans can now relive the Three Lions' amazing campaign at the World Cup in the Daring to Dream documentary.
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