Lovro Majer, what if Rennes had found the new Luka Modric?

Author of a double with Croatia against Malta, the midfielder confirmed his good form with Stade Rennais, which hosts Montpellier this Saturday.

On the evening of the match against Olympique Lyonnais, on November 7, Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer was not even on the list to make the last two matches of the qualifying group stages for the 2022 World Cup. convinced his coach Zlatko Dalic to call him in reinforcement, it is his remarkable performance against the Rhone (4-1). The next day, Lovro Majer left Brittany to join the Croatian team to prepare for the matches against Malta and Russia.

First tenure with Croatia

For the first time in his national team career, Lovro Majer, a silky left-hander, started the game on the right of the Croatian attack against Malta. His coach Zlatko Dalic did not hesitate to align this young player in a position where he evolves very little. To support him on his side, Luka Modric was just below him in the midfield. Author of two achievements of the right foot, the left-hander Lovro Majer responded in a beautiful way to his last-minute call in selection.

For the Croatian media Sportske Novosti, the performance of the young Croatian was “upon». «Lovro Majer started with restraint and then moved on to play his football to show the full splendor and extent of his talent.», Underlined the only sports daily in the country. 23-year-old Lovro Majer confirms his good start to the season in the French championship as well as in the Europa Conference Conference.

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Promised to a great future

The young Croatian international (3 caps) has yet to travel a long way on the international stage to truly establish himself as a leader in the years to come. But, in Croatia, the hopes placed in him are an additional pressure that Lovro Majer assumes. In his native country, he is even compared to his teammate Luka Modric, elected Ballon d’Or in 2018. Evolving alongside his idol, Lovro Majer intends to register his name in the long term with the Vatreni.

National team coach Zlatko Dalic spoke about his player after the match against the Maltese. “I will see what will happen regarding the starting XI (about the match against Russia) but these players are Croatia’s future. They are the future, and a great future, but there will be none of that if the results are not there.“Against the Russians, Lovro Majer did not play, but his team validated his ticket for the next World Cup. Zlatko Dalic knows he can count on the young Rennes player.

Above-average physical and technical qualities

Trained at NK Posavina Zagreb, the Croatian then never left the capital again until his professional debut in 2016 with NK Lokomotiva Zagreb. After having spent his last four seasons at Dinamo Zagreb, the young midfielder is amazed by his performances with the Rennes team. To win his place in the selection, Lovro Majer won in Ligue 1. Injured at the start of the season for a long month, the Croatian began the winter period with a lot of freshness on the physical level.

«He had covered more than 13 kilometers in the European Cup (facing Mura on November 4). All these characteristics (including its technical qualities) make him a playmaker», Underlined his trainer Bruno Génésio about the young Croatian. Positioned on the right in the club, the Croatian has a rapid adaptability which earned him this versatility in the midfield. To afford the services of the native of Zagreb, it was necessary to convince the player and his family.

Operation seduction in Brittany

Last winter, Olympique de Marseille had their eye on Lovro Majer. But in the game of seduction, it was Stade Rennais who finally got their hands on the Croatian player last summer. In exchange for a check for 12 million euros, Majer flew from Zagreb to Rennes. “I had other options but the style of play convinced me», Underlines the international. In recent months, Ligue 1 has become more attractive on a European level. What did not go unnoticed in the eyes of the young Croatian. “The championship progresses every year and becomes more and more popular. I needed a new challenge. I needed a change for my life and also my career.Roazhon Park will be his playground for the next five seasons he will spend in Brittany.

A benchmark match against Lyon

But it is especially since his masterclass against Lyon (4-1) that the Croata burst the screen in Ligue 1. After this outing, the Rennes supporters are not ready to forget the name of their Croatian player, Lovro Majer . Indeed, the latter will have shone all the spotlight on his performance “almost” perfect. Conservation of the ball, clean game, the Croatian ends the evening by being involved in three of the four goals scored by his team in his new garden at Roazhon Park. Positioned right side in the midfield, the young left-hander will be the penultimate pass on each of the three achievements. After the meeting, his trainer Bruno Génésio did not hide his joy. “I believe you have seen his qualities and what he brings to us», He underlined. Whether with Stade Rennais or with Croatia, Lovro Majer has only one goal: to make his mark on his time in club and selection.


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