Mario Mandzukic puts an end to his career at the Croatian national team. That has the 32-year-old attacker Tuesday. Heyday of the ‘ 89-fold international was the silver medal at the recent world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia.
“There is no ideal time to leave,” explains the striker of Juventus in a statement. “But I feel that now is my time. I did my best to contribute something to the success of the Croatian football. I played and worked with wonderful team mates, coaches, and staff members. We all had the same goal: to give everything for Croatia’s success to deliver. The world CHAMPIONSHIP silver gives me energy, and made it easier for me this impossible decision.”
Mandzukic made in 2007 his debut and scored 33 goals. The attacker was an important pawn in the recent world cup success of the Croats, with three goals in Russia, where the decisive hit in the extensions of the semi-finals against England. Croatia lost the final 4-2 to France. Also in this party, he came to scoring.