Milan Badelj is a ‘workaholic‘. This was fully evident for everyone once again in the friendly match between his nation of Croatia and Portugal. The Lazio midfielder not only started and ended in Zlatko Dalić midfield trio but was also one of the few to escape the classic change of the lineups in these friendly matches. Surrounded by Mateo Kovacic and Luka Modric in a 4-2-3-1 formation, the former Fiorentina man disputed a thick game in front of Croatia’s four defenders in a match with different moments: Ivan Perisic scored in the 18′, but Pepe evened out the scoring in the 32′. It was A blow near the end of the half, but following the goal, there was not much else that happened. Badelj was one of the best players on the pitch and gave reason to Dalic to start him in the first match of the Nations League on Tuesday night.
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