Football News Update: Gvardiol Sets Sights on Glory with Croatia in Euro 2024

Zagreb, CroatiaJosko Gvardiol, the left-back who has found his goal-scoring touch in the Premier League, is now setting his sights on glory with the Croatian national team at the upcoming Euro 2024 in Germany.

The 21-year-old defender, who has been with Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb since his childhood, recalls the moment he realized he had a real chance to become a professional footballer. “When I got to the B team, I realized I was just one step away. And I knew it was the time to knuckle down,” Gvardiol tells GOAL in an exclusive interview.

A friend of his father Tihomir, who had been an amateur footballer and earned a living selling fish at a market, drew Gvardiol a mental map plotting the road to success. > “It’s framed on the wall, it’s just something I used to look at, it’s written that we should be more focused on our work, our family and friends,” Gvardiol explains.

The young defender emphasizes the importance of staying focused and aware of the distractions of modern life. > “Because the fact is we spend a lot of time on social media, on our phones and computers. It’s sad because when I was younger I couldn’t wait to finish school and get on the playground with my friends. I wouldn’t say that’s the reason I’m successful, it’s one of the reasons. You need to be aware of that, every day you need to try to push yourselves to the limit.”

With his eyes set on the upcoming Euro 2024 in Germany, Gvardiol is determined to make his mark on the international stage and help Croatia achieve glory. Football enthusiasts can stay tuned for more updates on the Croatian defender’s journey as the countdown to the prestigious tournament continues.

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