Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has apologised for branding Cristiano Ronaldo an "egoist" after the Juventus star failed to attend Thursday's UEFA ceremony where his former team-mate Luka Modric beat him to the Player of the Year award.
And while Dalic took aim at Ronaldo, he concedes he might have gone too far in saying "Ronaldo is an egoist and I'd never want him in my team" .
"I regret that," Dalic told reporters ahead of Thursday's friendly with Portugal, a game Ronaldo will not be featuring in.
"It was part of my answer to question why Ronaldo did not attend the UEFA ceremony and about negative comments on Luka getting the award, so I said it was selfish of Cristiano and I don't like such players.
"[It was] nothing personal or negative, maybe just presented wrong and I am sorry.
"For FIFA's The Best award, I voted for Modric and put Cristiano as number two."
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