Brilliant Chelsea transfer target hailed for producing tackle of the tournament

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Chelsea transfer target Josko Gvardiol has been hailed for producing the tackle of the tournament after denying Romelu Lukaku a goalscoring chance in the 92nd minute of Belgium’s goalless draw against Croatia.

Tony Cascarino said on talkSPORT: “It was definitely the tackle of the tournament so far.

“The goal is going to be at Romelu Lukaku’s mercy, and he gets his foot just to it, he knows exactly where Lukaku is. Fantastic defending.

“And he did it all night, he made a couple of surging runs in the game where he literally run at the back four of Belgium.

“I just thought he was superb.”

Naming Gvardiol as his Man of the Match, he remarked: “Well there was a centre-half performance tonight that was extraordinary, considering he’s only a 20-year-old.

“Gvardiol’s performance was just absolutely tremendous, all four centre-halves played really well tonight – all of them.

“The Belgian two centre-halves of [Toby] Alderweireld and [Jan] Vertonghen, [Dejan] Lovren was superb, but sorry the young man Gvardiol, he was just brilliant.”