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Luka Modric has attacked the 'arrogance' of English media ahead of Croatia's opening Euro 2020 match against the Three Lions.

The midfielder famously slammed England in the aftermath of the World Cup semi-final in Moscow three years ago.

Modric claimed England should have been more humble and respected Croatia after knocking Gareth Southgate 's men out of the tournament in extra-time.

Southgate's side are ready to open their Euro 2020 campaign against the same side that dumped them out of the last major competition.

Modric, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2018 after his World Cup exploits, has been selected to start against the Three Lions at Wembley.

Luka Modric labelled the English media arrogant in the build up to the Euro 2020 opener

And the 35-year-old said pre-match that the arrogance in English football is centred around the media.

"That arrogance is not so much related to the players and to the national team but to the people around them," the Real Madrid playmaker sought to clarify in his pre-match press conference.

"[It was or is more] some of the journalists and commentators. Recently I've not read many media outlets.

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"I'm looking forward to the match and I don't want to say too much about what's on the other side."

Modric's comments come after his well-known tirade against England in 2018.

The Real Madrid star admitted his country used the criticism aimed towards them as motivation in the semi-final.

“People were talking … English journalists, pundits from television,” he told ITV after the fixture.

England will be hoping for revenge on Croatia after they knocked the Three Lions out of the 2018 World Cup

“They underestimated Croatia tonight and that was a huge mistake.

"All these words from them we take, we were reading and we were saying: ‘OK, today we will see who will be tired.’ They should be more humble and respect their opponents more.

“We showed again that we were not tired – we dominated the game mentally and physically."

Meanwhile, Modric has also hinted at Croatia's ambitions to exploit England's defensive weakness at Wembley.

Southgate is without first-choice central defender Harry Maguire and has settled for a less experienced pairing of Tyrone Mings and John Stones.

Modric wasn't prepared to give too much away, however, as he aims for another extensive run in a major tournament.

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“I can’t go into details. I think we’ve prepared ourselves pretty well," he added.

“The coach has worked a lot with us, told us what to do and we’re going to show tomorrow on the field what we’re going to do and what I’m going to do and what we are going to try to exploit.

“Of course we’re going to try and exploit whatever weaknesses there are – but tomorrow you’ll see what that will be.”