While the focus was on Romelu Lukaku as Belgium were held to a 0-0 by Croatia, the real man of the match was Josko Gvardiol.
The central defender has long been linked to Chelsea, and we can truly see why now.
He was a rock at the back for his country, and continue an excellent tournament which is turning a lot of heads. We will certainly have a lot more competition now than we would have done in the summer.
He’s still young, he’s physical and like all Croatians he seems full of determination and fighting spirit. According to Matt Law, he was a target even before the new owners arrived.
🗣️ @Matt_Law_DT on Josko Gvardiol:
“Chelsea have liked Gvardiol for a long time. He’s been scouted by the club even before the new ownership. I’m told even the new recruitment team really like him.”
— London Is Blue Podcast ⭐️⭐️ (@LondonBluePod) November 28, 2022
After missing 4 big chances, Lukaku finally found himself in position to swing a left leg at the ball from point blank range – only for Gvardiol to make a superb reaction tackle to deny the forward.
Bring this guy to Stamford Bridge, before it’s too late!