I think we deserve to be there. "We should have killed the game before extra-time, but this is an fantastic achievement for us, a dream come true".
"They should be more humble and respect their opponents more. It will be a battle again, but I trust us and I have belief in us".
"Especially English journalists, pundits from television, they underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake", Modric told ITV Sport.
"The most important thing for me is that my national team succeeded and that we do something big".
Despite the prospect of England reaching a first World Cup final since lifting the trophy on home soil in 1966, the squad looked relaxed during the open section of their morning session. Real Madrid's linchpin and Croatia's captain, had a separate agenda.
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The prestigious Centre Court at the All England Club became witness to the iconic moment and Twitter went insane over the clip. So, with two quarter-finals being played on Centre Court and two on Court One, something has got to give.
Croatia take on England on Wednesday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic promised that his side won't be out for revenge in their World Cup final against France on Sunday. France scored two goals in its match against Uruguay, which has led to it facing off against Belgium - a team that beat five-time World Cup champion Brazil.
"We expect a very hard, tight and demanding match against England, like every match at the World Cup", the 32-year-old told reporters.
"We've been one of the youngest teams in the tournament, the least experienced, (and) we were never quite sure how far this team could go", the coach said, adding that all his players will be available for Wednesday's match.
The Croats hadn't advanced to the semifinals at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made its first appearance.
"We achieved success as a compact team who do not give in, who work for one another and this is maybe one of the best periods for Luka".