The "next Modric" ?

Dinpomp

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Every talented midfielder to come out of Croatia gets dubbed "the next Modric." Previously it was, "the next Boban" or "the next Prosinecki." It's similar in other countries as well. They always get compared to previous greats, regardless of whether their games are actually similar or not.

But tell me this kid isn't a copy/clone of Modric:



:grin:


Alen Halilovic (#10). The way he moves, dribbles, looks, the stature, the hair. Uncanny.

Scores a great goal in the above clip and also tracks back to thwart a good scoring chance just prior to that.

He's 15-years-old and he's "the next great thing" to come out of Dinamo Zagreb (after Kovacic). Very highly rated and has already been to Real Madrid for a couple of trials. He went there a couple of times without Dinamo's knowledge and this caused quite a fuss, as his father is actually a youth team coach within Dinamo's setup. There was talk that the entire family would move to Madrid, but after some talks (and a threat of suspending the player for two years) things were eventually resolved.

Needs to obviously get stronger, but he's considered one of the better talents of his generation. I just had to share, as he's strikingly similar to Modric.

Another one to keep an eye on.
 

StartingPrice

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That clown Halilovic...he doesn't score enough...his goals per mintes ratio is pathetic...:eek:mg::eek:mg::eek:mg:
 

3Dnata

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Is getting your hair styled like Luka Modric the in thing in Croatia Dinpomp?
 

Dinpomp

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You can only pull it off if you play like Luka, so no. :grin:
 

SpunkyBackpack

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The 'Next Modric'? Don't be stupid, in this country he's the 'Croatian Scholes'.
 

Blake Griffin

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na na na naaaaaaaaaa
na na na naaaaaaaaaa
hey hey hey
alen halilovic

:shrug:
 

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He's not...he just wants to play football...like a wild nstallion letting his mane blow in the wind...he's embarrassed by money...he just wants to play for an ambitious team...that can win things...:eh:
He will forever look like this to me now.

 

DEFchenkOE

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In the first vid, even on that poor pitch the technique by the players looks so much better than players here around the same age.
 
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