“Today is one of the happiest days of my life and I have to compliment my team. I hope we’ll have a few more great days yet,” said Mexico’s big boss,
He hustled against Vedran Corluka and Dejan Lovren, then made it through goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. Thus, a 1-0.
However, the Mexicans had already sent another goal just after three minutes after their first. This time, it was Andres Guardado who did the scoring. He came through Oribe Peralta along the sides.
Then, a stunner from Javier Hernandez took the Croats in a surprise as he goaled for Mexico’s third.
In the 87 minute, Ivan Perisic of Croatia tried to fight back, but perhaps admitted defeat. Thus, a single consolation.
“We weren’t that bad but Mexico were better than us. The final score makes it looks worse than it really was though. Mexico were very compact at the back and we couldn’t find a way through them. We have to go home now but life goes on. It’s been a very positive World Cup for us, it gave us new impetus and we played well,” said Niko Kovac, Croatia coach.
With the win, Mexico will have to face the mighty Netherlands for their first Knockout game.
“The Netherlands are a great side. After such a tight game we need to recover now. We had to fight hard but we performed as a team once again,” admitted Marquez.