Oršić is also Dinamo’s top scorer in European competitions with 28 goals. He’s won seven trophies with Dinamo – four Croatian championships, one Croatian Cup, and two Croatian Supercups.
“I will remember every moment I experienced in these four and a half years. Today is tough for me, although I believe everyone understands my decision. The way to this English Premier League club opened up, where I always dreamed of playing, and I think that for every Croatian footballer, going to a club in a top league, and especially to England, is a great opportunity and privilege,” said 30-year-old Mislav Oršić in Dinamo’s official press release.
Dinamo thanked the player for his exceptional contribution since his arrival in 2018.
“On the professional side, I am happy about the move to Southampton and all the new challenges that lie ahead of me. I will do my best for my new club every moment I’m on the pitch. Nevertheless, today I am parting with my Dinamo, and it is not easy for me at all. However, I am leaving just as sincerely and immeasurably proud and happy that I was part of the Dinamo club and team, had so much support from the fans, and achieved the most beautiful, valuable, and special moments in my career and life. I lived my dream,” Oršić said at his farewell to the club, in which he wished his teammates, coach Čačić, and the coaching staff all the luck to defend the Croatian championship title and win the Cup.
He also addressed Dinamo’s fans.
“There are no words to describe how grateful I am for that special bond we created, for the tremendous support and special emotions. Thank you for recognizing that I give my whole self for Dinamo; our mutual love will continue, and you all remain in my heart forever.”
Oršić earned an invitation from Zlatko Dalić to play for Croatia and was part of the team that won the bronze medal at this year’s World Cup. He assisted Lovro Majer for Croatia’s fourth goal against Canada (4-1), assisted Bruno Petković for the equalizing goal in the quarter-final against Brazil, scored a penalty in the shootout, and scored the winning goal against Morocco (2-1) in the match for 3rd place.
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