Rival Watch: Croatian tabloid mocks Canada's John Herdman after comments

Rival Watch: Croatian tabloid mocks Canada’s John Herdman after comments

Welcome to the World Cup, Canada.

The Canadians were given the rose to qualify and put in a solid performance in their 2022 World Cup opener against Belgium, now they’re getting the thorn that comes with it.

Croatia, Canada’s next opponent in Group F, had a bone to pick with Canadian national team coach John Herdman’s comments coming moments after the 1-0 loss.

“I told them they’re here and we’re going to go and go to Croatia,” Herdmann said with a smile in FIFA’s official post-match interview. “It’s as simple as it gets.”

Croatian tabloid 24 Sata was imaginative in its response to Herdman’s comments. The paper put the Canadian coach on the front page, covering his mouth and his genitals with maple leaves.

A translation of the title reads: “You have mouth (words). But you also have balls?”

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The newspaper continued writing In a separate piece that Herdman “crossed the line of good taste.”

Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic was a little more circumspect, saying through an interpreter: “I’m not sure how good it is to say something like that, but it’s his right. I think we should Let’s show on the field that we are good.

When asked about his comments Thursday, Herdman said “we’re here to be scared.”

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Herdman added: “I don’t mean any disrespect to the Croatian team and the Croatian people, but at the end of the day that’s a mindset that Canada will have if we have three points against one of the best teams in the world. ” . “And that’s the mentality we’re taking to Belgium. We need to find out. It’s part of the ‘New Canada.’

Despite the tough comments, Canada’s performance at the World Cup drew praise from other coaches. In a press conference on Friday, Mexico manager and former Barcelona boss Tata Martino said the Canadians showed “the best soccer after the first slate of games” in their first game.

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Canada will play Luka Modric and Croatia on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT. Canada are last in Group F after losing their first match, while Croatia are on a point after a draw with Morocco.

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