CROATIA defender Josko Gvardiol arrived at his local World Cup celebrations in a vintage Fiat Punto.
The 20-year-old RB Leipzig centre-back had a sensational tournament as the 2018 runners-up enjoyed another superb journey to the semi-finals before being beaten by Argentina.
Zlatko Dalic’s side then ended their Qatar season with a 2-1 win over Morocco to secure the bronze medal.
Upon his return to Croatia, Gvardiol quickly made his way to his father’s home village on the Dalmatian coast to celebrate his run to the last four.
And fans loved the fact that he was rocking in a tiny Fiat Punto.
Responding to social media, one person said, “I’m liking this guy more and more.”
Another added: “I have the same car as Gvardiol!”
A third said: “My dad has had the same car for 18 years. And he’s also still waiting for it to move.”
And a fourth replied: “Is Josko the new favorite humble one?”
Gvardiol, who has played every minute of the Croatian World Cup, has made it into most of the tournament’s teams after his excellent performances.
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And his rise to the biggest stage has later linked him to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United.
Gvardiol was recently asked about the speculation about his future, telling The Athletic: “My agent is looking into it and we’ll see.
“At the moment I’m happy in Leipzig. I don’t know, we’ll see – you never know.
“You know the stories and these things, but I can only say that I am happy in Leipzig and for the moment I will stay there and perform for them.”
Gvardiol only signed a new deal with the Bundesliga side three months ago, keeping them in touch until 2027.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6970238/croatia-josko-gvardiol-world-cup-celebrations-fiat-punto/ Croatian star Josko Gvardiol arrives at the World Cup celebrations in a beat-up old Fiat Punto and the fans LOVE him