Croatian national team star Luka Modric has, late on Saturday, provided an insight into his future at international level.
Modric, of course, guided his country back into action earlier this evening.
After surprising the masses once more en route to an eventual semi-final elimination at the hands of Argentina, Croatia took their place in the 3rd-place playoff, against fellow overachievers Morocco.
And, when all was said and done, it was Zlatko Dalic’s troops who emerged triumphant, courtesy of goals on the part of Josko Gvardiol and Mislav Orsic.
On the back of the full-time whistle at the Khalifa International Stadium, though, it was not match-winners Gvardiol or Orsic who took their place centre stage in the post-match chatter.
Instead, this honour was reserved for captain and talisman Luka Modric.
Midfielder Modric of course enjoyed another stellar tournament with Croatia in Qatar, featuring from the off in all seven of the Vatreni’s fixtures.
At the ripe old age of 37, though, questions had nevertheless begun to spread regarding the possibility of Modric going out on a high, in hanging up his boots on the international stage.
The Croatia faithful, though, need not worry about as much for the time being.
This comes with the national icon, post-match, having announced his intention to continue lining out for Croatia through next summer’s Nations League finals, and potentially beyond: