Zlatko Dalić started his professional football career as a defensive midfielder for Troglav 1918 football club from Livno. He also played for Hajduk (Split), Cibalia (Vinkovic), Budućnost (Podgovrica), Velež (Mostar) and Varteks (Varaždin) and has decided to venture into professional coaching. His biggest success came as coach and assistant coach for several football clubs. This year he accomplished his biggest victory yet with the Croatian national football team. At the world Cup in Russia, the team managed to win second place and come back with a silver medal, which is the biggest success of Croatian football so far.
One on one: Zlatko Dalić
This summer, Zlatko Dalić led the Croatian football team in Russia to its greatest success. An incredible series of victories basically threw Croatia into a delirium that has not been seen for a long time. What set this football team apart from all other teams was an incredible persistence and a psychological stability that enabled fantastic victories event though all seemed lost. Many past Croatian football teams were full of great football players, but this generation showed qualities that separate the great from the best. How to create winners? What makes a great athlete? How can one keep the team spirit up under pressure?
HNTV, Editor in Chief (Croatia)