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Barcelona midfielder bizarrely suggests he wouldn’t be too bothered by Euro 2016 snub

Barcelona midfielder Alen Halilovic has insisted that it ‘wouldn’t be a tragedy’ if he didn’t make Croatia’s final squad for the European Championships this summer.

19-year-old Halilovic is coming off the back of a fine season in Spain, having spent the year with La Liga outfit Sporting Gijon on loan.

The wonderkid has impressed, making 36 appearances, scoring three goals and contributing five assists.

While his future remains uncertain, the youngster’s form has been good enough for him to earn a call-up to the Croatian national side for Euro 2016.

However, with coach Ante Cacic having named a 27-man party ahead of the trip to France, four names will still need to be cut from the squad.

It leaves Halilovic—one of the most inexperienced members of the selection—in danger of being chopped.

However, speaking to journalists—as per Goal—the talented teenager doesn’t seem too fussed about the prospect of missing out.

“We are full of great players. All these guys deserve a call. We have not had a serious meeting, nor can we guess who will be the surplus four players,” the former Dinamo Zagreb youngster began.

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“I’m not thinking about that now, I just want every moment to give my best. It would not be a tragedy as I’m young, but I am only 19-years-old,” he continued.

“I had quite a good season, I played a lot of matches, remained in good shape. Of course I am hoping for the European Championship, but if not it will not be a tragedy.”

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