Ex-Arsenal star, Davor Suker says it is indescribable for Croatia to face Lionel Messi at the World Cup in Russia next year.
The Croatian legend believes his country have been placed in a tough group for the soccer showpiece.
They were drawn in Group D which houses Iceland, Nigeria and Argentina.
While speaking to the Croatia FA after the draw on Friday, he said his nation have been placed alongside respectable opponents.
“This may be the toughest group at the @FIFAWorldCup. Argentina, Iceland, and the Super Eagles. They are all very respectable opponents,” Suker was quoted on the Croatia’s Football Federation’s official website hns-cff.hr.
“No words to describe facing Lionel Messi, but we have to be proud of our achievement and believe in ourselves.”
The European team will be making their fifth World Cup Appearance. They have played at the 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2014 editions