Marko Pjaca (28) was ecstatic a month ago when he received the call-up to the Croatian national team for their matches against Latvia and Armenia. Despite many people expecting Marc Pašalić to be selected, Pjaca felt ready and excited for the opportunity. However, his joy was short-lived as he sustained muscle pain and had to withdraw from the squad to recover for the next match.
Pjaca has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, making it difficult for him to maintain a consistent string of games. He has had periods where he played multiple games in a row, but injuries always posed a challenge for him. Despite these setbacks, Pjaca remains determined to make a full recovery and continue his career.
When speaking about his career, Pjaca reflected on how everything happens for a reason. He talked about how he tried not to let injuries consume him and instead focused on recovery and moving forward. He also revealed that he keeps the silver medal from the 2018 World Championship in a special place at home as a reminder of his accomplishments.
Despite his struggles with injuries, Pjaca remains optimistic about returning to competition soon. He is grateful for the opportunities he has had and believes that he still has much left in him as an athlete.