Life is like a novel. Croatian football has many wonderful stories. The 20-year-old young player Domagoy-Bradalic is a special chapter: he was not talented since he was a child, but he played for the national team for the first time. Outstanding. In the game against Switzerland, he showed great progress, which is Croatia's hope for the future.
Bradalic's football story began with the second team of Hayduk. Head coach Zoran Vulich learned about the progress of these young people early on. After coaching Hajduk, he promoted Bradalic to the first team.
Therefore, Bradalic, who was only 18 years old at the time, became the starting left back. Perhaps he should be grateful to several other players, because when they compete for the position of the first team, Bradalic can calmly promote himself in the second team.
Bradalic is good at creating opportunities when he takes the ball and is the initiator of the offense on the court. Former U21 national team coach Nenad Grachan even asked him to play the left wing in a friendly match with France. In that game, he scored an assist and performed well.
Bradalic grew rapidly and soon put on the captain's armband of Hayduk, which aroused the interest of many European teams. After 25 appearances for Hajduk, he was sold to Lille for 7 million euros. After another 30 games, I received an invitation from the Croatian national team.
Bradalic's brilliant performance against Switzerland will be discussed for a long time. But perhaps, his next game will be better. After all, this boy has emerged in just two years, from the fourth left back of Hayduk to a star that has attracted the attention of the world.