Croatia certainly outmanoeuvred England in their semi-final clash at Russia bettering the Three Lions at pace and creativity after the hour mark in Russia.
The Blazers trailed behind from an Harry Maguire set piece before Ivan Perisic scored the equaliser and would later set up an extra time assist for the second goal.
Before that night Perisic was in oblivion. The Inter Milan winger couldn’t hold out against the big names on paper, but his many efforts, especially his two late efforts that won Croatia the final, has catapulted him to the spotlight.
The 29-year-old’s performance was one of the best highlights of their final against England and United boss Jose Mourinho appears to be drawn to the winger’s terrific performance on that night in Russia.
As a pundit for Russia Today, the Special One revealed how the winger would have fitted perfectly at Old Trafford.
“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others,” he said. “Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative. “But he is also physical, very physical. Fantastic in the air
He praised the 29-year-old for setting up Mandzukic’s for the second goal.
Perisic who is fluent in English has also appreciated and enjoyed Mourinho’s style of management, this he made known to the world in June last year, per MEN.
He is valued at £30m per transfermarkt,