The Croatian midfielder was certainly not delighted with the conditions of the pitch.
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić has slammed FIFA about their decision to fulfill the abandoded ficture of Croatia against Kosovo a day later, saying “It doesn’t care about us players.”
Croatia’s World Cup qualifier against Kosovo was put off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch, but the game was simply rearranged 24 hours later and FIFA refused to move Croatia’s game against Turkey on Tuesday.
“What happened affected us on the pitch,” the Real Madrid midfielder said after the game as quoted by Football Espana.
“On Saturday night, we were told that we weren’t going to play, so we slept for longer than usual, about two or three hours more.
“This morning, we had to wake up like we were in the army because we had to play today.
“It’s not adequate preparation for such an important match. FIFA has again demonstrated that it doesn’t care about us players, only if a game is played.
“Playing on this pitch was dangerous, but it wouldn’t have cared if a player got injured.
“The important thing was that we had to play against Turkey and [FIFA] didn’t want to move that game to Wednesday.”