Croatia striker, Nikola Kalinic has stated that Zlatko Dalić’s men have the quality to beat Nigeria in their Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.
The 30-year-old believes Dalić’s side will approach the match against the Super Eagles with the right attitude that will give them victory over Gernot Rohr’s side.
The AC Milan star, however, said Croatia must show respect to the Eagles who according to him have some talented players in their squad.
“Croatia have good wingers and strikers and we are not afraid, it’s a good idea to play and create opportunities for the attackers,” Kalinic told reporters in Roscinac on Wednesday.
“We have better quality than Nigeria, but we must show respect, they certainly have good offensive players, they have shown themselves against England and will undoubtedly be difficult, but we need to see where our biggest chance to win is and we hope to open the tournament with a win.
“If we have the right attitude and approach the match the way we should, then we will win,” he said.
Croatia are in Group D of the 2018 World Cup alongside, Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland.