Domagoj Vida, the central defender for the Croatian national team, has praised his compatriot Josko Gvardiol as the best defender in the world. With the Euro tournament against Spain just days away, Vida expressed his admiration for Gvardiol, stating that he believes Gvardiol is already the top defender globally and will only continue to improve. Vida added that he hopes Gvardiol can stay injury-free and have the opportunity to surpass Luka Modric in the future.

Backing up Vida’s claim, Dominik Livakovic, the goalkeeper for Croatia, also shared his opinion on Gvardiol, agreeing that he is the best defender in the world. Livakovic highlighted Gvardiol’s versatility in being able to play as a left-back or central defender, as well as his goal-scoring ability. Livakovic has known Gvardiol since his early days at Dinamo Zagreb and expressed his happiness at seeing Gvardiol’s progress from the club level to the national team. Livakovic encouraged Gvardiol to stay on the same path and continue his development.

In addition to praising Gvardiol, Vida reflected on Croatia’s progress in recent years, stating that the team has made significant strides forward. With the Euro tournament approaching, Vida’s confidence in Gvardiol and the team’s overall improvement bodes well for their performance on the international stage.

As the Croatian national team gears up to face tough competition in the Euro tournament, the recognition and praise for Josko Gvardiol as the world’s best defender serve as a motivating factor for the team. With Vida and Livakovic’s endorsement, Gvardiol’s potential and talent are acknowledged, setting high expectations for his future in football. The support and belief from his teammates will undoubtedly fuel Gvardiol’s determination to continue excelling on the field and solidify his status as a top defender globally.