The Croatian striker, Ante Budimir, was the hero of the team in their recent qualification match against Armenia. Despite not being invited to the game prior to its start, Budimir took his chance and scored a crucial goal for Croatia’s victory. This win qualified Croatia for the Euros in Germany.
Budimir spoke after the game about his happiness at being part of this gathering and how he had always dreamed of playing for Croatia. He said that he was dedicated to scoring a goal and that he had done so without hesitation. He also dedicated the goal to his family members who were present at the match, saying that sometimes they don’t understand what he does but today they would see something concrete from him.
The team’s performance was mixed, with some fans getting annoyed and frustrated while others were happy with their progress. Budimir himself felt a range of emotions, including excitement as a fan and satisfaction as a professional player who had worked hard to get back into the national team.
When asked if this was his favorite goal in his career, Budimir said it was definitely one of them and that it would stay with him forever. He also expressed gratitude towards Dalić for giving him an opportunity to be part of the national team once again.
As for what Croatia can do at the Euros, Budimir said that they knew what they wanted and were confident in their ability to perform well on the field. Josip Juranović also commented on their placement at the Euros, expressing excitement about possibly playing in Berlin where he grew up. Overall, Budimir is excited about what lies ahead for Croatia at this year’s Euro tournament.