Josko Gvardiol showers praise for his Manchester City predecessor

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Josko Gvardiol expressed admiration for former Manchester City defender Vedran Corluka. The 21-year-old provided names of his all-time Croatian XI consisting of players who have competed in the Premier League.

Josko Gvardiol who shares the international stage with Vedran Corluka. Hence, selected him as part of his all-time Croatian XI for the Premier League.

Vedran Corluka is widely famous for his spell at Tottenham Hotspur. But he did have a stint with the Sky Blues (Manchester City) for a single season as well.

During his solitary season at the club, Corluka made a total of 47 appearances for Manchester City. His performances left a significant impression, leading to his signing by Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham Hotspur.

What did Josko Gvardiol say about Vedran Corluka?

Josko Gvardiol has paid tribute to Vedran Corluka by including him in his all-time Croatian XI for the Premier League. He said: “At the moment, he’s the assistant manager in the national team. He does set-pieces, videos and it is good that he is a part of the national team. For me, he had an incredible career and I can learn a lot of things from him as well.”

Given that Josko Gvardiol has received predictions of becoming one of the best defenders in the world, it might come as a surprise to some that he looks up to Vedran Corluka, who was undoubtedly a quality player but didn’t quite reach the pinnacle of the elite level. However, inspiration can be drawn from various sources, and different players may find qualities or aspects in others that resonate with them, regardless of the player’s overall career trajectory.

Indeed, working closely with experienced professionals like 37-year-old Vedran Corluka, Josko Gvardiol likely has a profound understanding of Corluka’s pedigree and holds great respect for his noteworthy tenure in English football. Learning from seasoned players can provide invaluable insights and lessons that transcend individual career achievements.

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