VIDEO: Ex-Tottenham star Modric – Croatia better than Mexico

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Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says that he is confident of a "positive result" in their World Cup Group A match on Monday.

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is very confident ahead of his side's crucial Group A clash against Mexico.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star said that he believes Croatia are "a better team and better individuals" than their opponents.

"They have shown some high-quality football in the first two matches," the 28-year-old said. "They play very aggressively, very directly. But I think that we are a better team and better individuals than Mexico, and that we will show tomorrow."

He added: "Tomorrow everything is in our hands. We have to play as well as we can, and I am sure that we will be the right kind of team on the day, and I believe in a positive result tomorrow."

Modric starred in Croatia's 4-0 drubbing of Cameroon, which set up the decisive meeting with Mexico on Monday. 

Croatia sit in third place in Group A on three points, behind Mexico and Brazil who are each on four. Niko Kovac's side lost their opener to 3-1 Brazil, whereas Mexico picked up a point in a scorless draw with the hosts to put them in a position to qualify for the knockout stages.

A draw with Mexico is not enough for Croatia - they need three points to get out of the group. However, Kovac believes all the pressure is on the Central Americans.

"It would be huge to score an early goal tomorrow to heap pressure on them, but I do believe they are under enough pressure already," he said.

"You can compare our ambitions and our goals, and Mexico's ambitions and goals, and if it's anybody's knees that should be trembling, it should be theirs."

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