Tap to unmute

'Croatia were TOO GOOD for Canada!' Gab & Juls react to John Herdman's game plan failure | ESPN FC

  • Published on Nov 27, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens (The Gab & Juls Show) react to Croatia's 4-1 victory over Canada and ask whether John Herdman got his game plan wrong.
    ✔ Subscribe to ESPN+: espnplus.com/soccer/youtube
    ✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on Clip-Share: bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC
  • SportsSports

Comments • 65

  • Pingu Penguin
    Pingu Penguin 6 months ago +171

    Croatia have always been undermined and disrespected, but as always they let their players talk on the pitch. Champion mentality of the Croats 🇭🇷

    • Niko Bellic
      Niko Bellic 5 months ago

      They only become relevant worldwide during a football world cup and that's not a bad thing. 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷

  • Kay-DC
    Kay-DC 6 months ago +74

    Croatia completely outplayed Canada, well played

  • razbigranicu
    razbigranicu 6 months ago +54

    Croatia took it personally.

    • Val
      Val 6 months ago +2

      Canadian coach too it personally, like a girl

    • M. Abu yousef
      M. Abu yousef 6 months ago +1

      Who wouldn't

    • A Pan
      A Pan 6 months ago +2

      @M. Abu yousef apparently many people because ive seen comments and talked to a bunch of people calling us sensitive and insecure lmao. must be a balkan thing, i thought it was normal.

  • Historian
    Historian 6 months ago +32

    That Kova performance was with him on one knee too. Shame he’s been injury prone the last couple years

  • Rok Horvat
    Rok Horvat 6 months ago +33

    Marko Livaja GOAT 🇭🇷💪🏻🦁🦁🦁

  • Wladislav
    Wladislav 6 months ago +10

    A good learning experience for the next WC. Regardless of additional motivation, Croatia are just too good for Canada to beat them.
    Their midfield took control after about 30 min and from then on it was over for Canada.

  • Viktor Iliev
    Viktor Iliev 6 months ago +7

    A lot of media guys disrespected Croatia, they might be older but they finished second at 2018, at the Euro they lost to Spain in extra time, and in the recent nations league the won the group with France,Denmark and Austria(losing only to Austria - 4W1D1L record) and suddenly everyone thought Canada will qualify instead of them.Canada did better then expected so far and they have good team to build around for the next world cup.

    • Capl Uio
      Capl Uio 6 months ago +3

      well, if Croatia is older then Canada is too. People don't realize but the average age of both teams is pretty similar
      Narrative that Canada is young and Croatia aging and too old it's not really true and dont make much sense.

    • Viktor Iliev
      Viktor Iliev 6 months ago

      @Capl Uio I meant Croatia team is older compared to their previous team (16euro18WC 20euro).Also their players have MUCH MORE GAMES played in their careers compared to Canada players.Age is not the only indicator.

    • Capl Uio
      Capl Uio 6 months ago +2

      @Viktor Iliev then you talking about experience not age. Lack of experience does not make Canada a young team. They are still old . I'm too lazy to check, but I'm pretty sure Croatia was older in 2018 and 2021 than it is now.

    • Viktor Iliev
      Viktor Iliev 6 months ago

      ​@Capl Uio I checked it.27.3 now to 27.9 at 2018WC. 26.9 for Canada now.

  • Marco
    Marco 6 months ago +27

    winning mentality vs losing mentality
    it showed in the end

  • Joseph Fernando - Piano ♫

    We played very naively after taking the lead, we played right into Croatia's hands, carrying the ball forward slowly and trying to play a possession game, and letting them strike on the counterattack... too bad we couldn't get a result against Belgium, but as a Canadian, at the start of this qualifying cycle, I honestly would have been happy with just getting into the final Concacaf qualifying round, so I really can't complain...

  • A- ROH
    A- ROH 6 months ago +3

    Wearing the moroccan jersey .... yayyyyy
    Croatia 🇭🇷 and Morocco 🇲🇦 to advance. 👏

  • Ante Pavić
    Ante Pavić 6 months ago +2

    Kramaric never said that after the game lol

  • mimma
    mimma 5 months ago +2

    Go Croatia 🇭🇷🎀🇭🇷

  • Khojo Morrison
    Khojo Morrison 6 months ago +1

    Waiting for Ghana match analysis 😁

  • Maudal Musical Machines
    Maudal Musical Machines 6 months ago +11

    Perhaps they listened to you guys too much when you were all blowing smoke up their hineys 😉 I mean seriously... every espn fc analyst absolutely *gushed* over Canada over their first game... one they lost.

    • B H
      B H 6 months ago

      Tbf they didn’t deserve to lose that game a draw would’ve been fair but against an experienced team yh they had no chance, Belgium are way past it as shown against morocco

    • Maudal Musical Machines
      Maudal Musical Machines 6 months ago +1

      @B H footie is a cruel game.

    • Ivan D0
      Ivan D0 6 months ago +1

      @B H No. Cry.

    • Val
      Val 6 months ago +1

      @B H Right, in Canada everyone deserves to be a winner, cause sharing is caring LOL

    • Shug !
      Shug ! 6 months ago

      Canada did fine when you look at all of the contributing factors, including the "super-rich planted official" in game one. They scored on Croatia which is in-of-itself awesome. No...they were never going to win this game against Croatia but who actually thought they would....honestly? You sound like you were worried they might. Croatia TIED Monaco! Don't count your chickens...

  • Abu Zaine
    Abu Zaine 6 months ago +4

    Thanks for wearing our jersey!🇲🇦

  • Box Ghostly
    Box Ghostly 6 months ago +21


  • Righteousbyfaith
    Righteousbyfaith 6 months ago

    Never say always...national pride is not connected to sports decisions. God could care less. He is more interested in your heart and soul for others.

  • Q&Asia TV
    Q&Asia TV 6 months ago +6

    Loving the shirt Juls🇲🇦

  • Kach Dragonfly
    Kach Dragonfly 6 months ago +2

    I played for a Croatian football team in my day. Agree; worst thing to do. Weird, but if we went 1-0 down early, we usually responded with at least 3 goals...

  • Benjamin Arends
    Benjamin Arends 6 months ago +2

    See you in 2026 Croatia! would be nice to keep this "rivalry" up

    • Val
      Val 6 months ago +10

      Rivalry is between the rivals. Canada didn't grow to this status yet.

    • VRCMF
      VRCMF 6 months ago +3

      Canada can’t have a rivalry with Croatia. That would imply they are in the same league. Which they are not

    • pepe_sanchez
      pepe_sanchez 6 months ago +2

      It would be cool if they played each other then. I would be surprised if their coach would reiterate a disrespectful comment to the media again.... there are players in the Croatian team that have achieved more than in Canada's entire soccer federation's history.

    • 12angryrealists
      12angryrealists 6 months ago

      You would have to actually make it on a regular enough basis to at least chance a head to head. Since money hungry FIFA did you the favour of expanding the competition, you now have no excuses in that regard. As for a rivalry, take a ticket and get in line.

    • Šeki
      Šeki 6 months ago +2

      Rivalry is between two adversaries of the proper level. Like Croatia and England or France.
      Where have you Canadians been for the past 40 years? Croatia has qualified for almost every major cup since its independence.

  • da sa
    da sa 6 months ago +7

    He didnt mean it LIKE THAT.... it was tipical hype...
    Thanks for this bonding ...better lucky next time (Y)
    Croatia loves Canad a... so many Croats live there...omg

    • scipio123
      scipio123 6 months ago +1

      Cheers for your gracious comment... Croatians have made wonderful contributions to Canada.

  • Jimi K
    Jimi K 6 months ago

    well said. Greets from Cro

  • Jim West
    Jim West 6 months ago

    Alphonso Davies the best player on the pitch.

    • Jean Claude Tarzan
      Jean Claude Tarzan 6 months ago +8

      maybe on twitch but certainly not on football pitch.. get fd

    • Danny Tallmage
      Danny Tallmage 6 months ago

      Maybe whose skin is the color of pitch.

    • Air.
      Air. 6 months ago

      ah cry canadian u know kramarić ouplayed u guys so hard

    • Jan Sobieski
      Jan Sobieski 6 months ago

      Maybe first 2 minutes...

    • Šeki
      Šeki 6 months ago

      Kovačić. Cry.

  • ous sama
    ous sama 6 months ago

    The Moroccan jersey looks good on you

  • Tom Kunovic
    Tom Kunovic 6 months ago +5

    Gab knows nothing about soccer, he picked Belgium and Canada to advance, who both now sit bottom of the group

  • Josip Katinic
    Josip Katinic 6 months ago

    Honest analysis

  • El Nino Son
    El Nino Son 6 months ago

    Herdman lost it

  • SsAMIX🇲🇦
    SsAMIX🇲🇦 6 months ago +2


  • mashinajoe
    mashinajoe 6 months ago

    Bahahahahaha 😆 🤣 😂

  • Gollum
    Gollum 6 months ago +4

    Typical Brits jk

  • Josee Larocque
    Josee Larocque 6 months ago +2

    get over the comment by John Herdman... are you serious that this would change anything that Croatia would have done... this is just Canada bashing. grow up

    • Marco
      Marco 6 months ago +13

      rookie coach rookie move
      we have fantastic players we can do better with a more composed coach

    • Marvin Pintado
      Marvin Pintado 6 months ago +8

      Sounds like someone’s hurt 😢

    • Ivan D0
      Ivan D0 6 months ago +7


  • cameron H
    cameron H 6 months ago +2

    This aint Concacaf - Canada just isnt that good. Having said that. They would probably have gotten out of USA's group.