Niko Kovac, the Croatian national team coach was angry after the loss against Norway. The loss can cost the team the qualification to the European Championship in France. Some Croatian journalists asked about why Marcelo Brozovic played as a trequartista, a role that is not his,

“Brozovic was supposed to play behind the strikers, we were looking for combinations that would lead to us getting through their defensive lines. But we did not do it well. I do not want to comment on individual player performances, everybody need to ask themselves how they have played.”