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Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric has spoken on Croatia’s 2-0 win over Nigeria in their opening World Cup 2018 group D game on Saturday evening.

The Croatian captain scored from the spot 15 minutes from full time after Ogenekoro Etebo’s first half own goal.

The 33 year old, who won man of the match, pointed out that the result will help them in their quest to qualify from the group.

“It’s a great start for Croatia, we deserved to win. Nigeria played well, but we were better. I’m happy that I scored the penalty, I’m satisfied with how I scored.

“Ronaldo? Yes, he scored a great penalty kick in this tournament as well”, Modric said after the game.

“I believe that on the wings of this win, we will up our game and continue our journey in the way that we planned before coming here.”