‘I’ve managed a lot of Croatian players – they have a bond, a togetherness’

first_img“Modric is a fantastic player, it was a pleasure to work with him for four years, he’s an amazing player and a great guy. Low maintenance, never a problem. He just came in every day, trained great and fantastic to watch on the training ground. He’s a model professional and an absolutely top-class player.“They are a dangerous team, they can play. They keep the ball and they’ve got quality. In midfield they are top-class.“It’s going to be a tough game for England.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of Croatia v England in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM BST Harry Redknapp has warned England they will face their toughest test of their World Cup run yet when they play Croatia in their semi-final clash on Wednesday.The Three Lions have completely surpassed the country’s expectations by getting this far in Russia, and they now have a chance to become the first England team since 1966 to reach a World Cup final.Only Croatia stand in their way – but they have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far.While their previous two results – back-to-back penalty shoot-out wins over Denmark and Russia – have made many England fans confident, they would do well to remember their brilliant form in the group stages, where they won all three games, including a brilliant victory over Argentina.And Redknapp, who coached Croatia stars Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar during his spell in charge at Tottenham Hotspur, says England will face one of the world’s most cohesive units when they meet at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.Speaking on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Spurs boss said: “Croatia have got a togetherness about them, that’s what makes them special.“It’s a small country but I’ve managed a lot of Croatian players and they’ve all been great lads, they’ve got a real bond between them. 2 2center_img Both Modric and Corluka (both 32) remain key players for Croatia and are likely to play against England Luka Modric was one of Harry Redknapp’s most important players during his Tottenham reign last_img read more