Luka Modrić and Mislav Oršić Named UEFA Players of the Week!

Daniela Rogulj

Updated on:

What a week it was for Croatian football and footballers. 

Mislav Oršić played a fantastic match in the sensational Dinamo comeback against Tottenham on Thursday night at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. 

Praise came from all sides; even the great Gary Lineker congratulated Oršić on the hat-trick after the game. 

“Blimey. Spurs have blown it. No words… other than to say what a hattrick from Mislav Orsic.”

Oršić’s 10/10 match not only brought Dinamo a historic result and spot in the Europa League quarterfinals, but UEFA recognized the 28-year-old as the Europa League player of the week!  

In the selection, Oršić surpassed the star of Ajax, David Neres, Romino Borja Mayoral (former Real player), and Gerard Moreno, the great, 35 million euro Villarreal striker, against whom Dinamo will meet in the quarterfinals.

“Goals? They mean a lot to me. I didn’t sleep all night because of the adrenaline; I couldn’t close my eyes,” Oršić said the day after the game.

The masterclass of Luka Modrić and his age-defying skill didn’t go unnoticed against Atalanta on Tuesday in Real Madrid’s 3:1 victory. So much so that the 35-year-old was named the Champions League player of the week!

Luka was the assistant for Real’s leading goal and played a significant role in the deserved Madrid win. 

SPORTBible couldn’t go without praising Modrić either, sharing a compilation of the Croatia captain ruling Atalanta. 

“Goals from Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Marco Asensio ensured Atalanta would exit the competition at the round-of-16 stage.

But Modric stole the show as he scooped the Man of the Match award thanks to a dazzling performance in Europe’s elite club competition.

The 35-year-old Croatian midfielder rolled back the years as he pulled the strings from the midfield, setting up Benzema for Madrid’s opener in the first half.

Modric’s show-stealing performance wasn’t unnoticed by fans, who took to social media to laud him for his brilliance on the pitch,” said SPORTbible. 

Bravo to Luka and Mislav! 

To read more about sport in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment