Sports director Markus Krösche from Eintracht Frankfurt has words of praise for Hrvoje Smolcic. In the ‘kicker’ he describes: “Hrvoje has developed extremely well. Initially he needed some time to adapt to the pace and intensity in the Bundesliga and the level of training. He is very diligent on and off the training ground, does a lot individually and is very inquisitive.”
Krösche continued on the 22-year-old central defender: “He’s very good at football, very good in tackles and headers. He communicates a lot.” Smolcic “already very far”, which the sports director attributes to the captaincy at the age of 20 at ex-club HNK Rijeka. The Croatian came from there before the current season and has played nine competitive games for Eintracht so far, in which he scored a goal.