"I think, the current generation of Croatian players has been underestimated. Croatia is remembered as a team who earned third place in 1998 [the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France]. Our players are at the strongest clubs, Real [Madrid], Barcelona, and show their best in Russia," Dalic told journalists.
Croatia beat Russia on penalties in Sochi on Saturday to book a spot in the World Cup semi-finals, where they will face England in Moscow on Wednesday.
Commenting on the team's success during the tournament, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren stated that a chance to advance to the final of the FIFA World Cup could be a once in a lifetime opportunity for a football player.
"We know what we need to succeed. In moments like this, you forget fatigue, no matter how strong it is. Such a thing [a chance to play in the final] may only happen once in a lifetime," Lovren told journalists.
The England-Croatia match is set to kick off at 21:00 Moscow time (18:00 GMT) at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the final set to be played at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.