Tottenham ace Luka Modric hailed Everton striker Nikica Jelavic for his performance in Croatia's Euros win over the Republic of Ireland.

Asked about the contribution of the in-form Jelavic, Modric was effusive in his praise.

He said: "He has brought his form to the national team. That is what we expected from him.

"Our team knows if he has a chance, he will score, and he showed that. Mandzukic as well played an amazing game. Overall, all the team, every player, was at a high level."