Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic did exactly what he needed to do to control the midfield in the Croatian national team’s 4-1 win over Canada at the FIFA World Cup in the view of Italian media.

The 30-year-old received a score of 6.5/10 for his largely error-free performance in the player ratings for the match published in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Brozovic and Croatia did not get yesterday’s match off to the start they wanted after conceding the opener to Canada winger Alphonso Davies after barely a minute had gone.

However, the Croats played their way into the match, particularly in midfield where they showed their technical superiority to Canada to dictate the tempo.

Brozovic was hardly the most eye-catching player for his team, but the Nerazzurri midfielder played his way into the match to be the most involved player in possession.

The 30-year-old kept things moving efficiently just as he does so often for his club, and the Gazzetta felt that it was a solid shift from him.