Slaven Bilic unhappy as ITV show his reactions to Croatia shoot-out

‘Why are you showing that again?’: Slaven Bilic unhappy as ITV show him reacting to Croatia’s World Cup shoot-out victory over Denmark

  • Slaven Bilic was emotional watching Croatia beat Denmark at the World Cup
  • ITV showed pundit Bilic reacting to moments throughout the last 16 clash
  • However Bilic was unhappy that a montage of his reactions were shown on TV 
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Former Croatia player and manager Slaven Bilic went through the full range of emotions as he watched his country at the World Cup on Sunday night – but wasn’t impressed when they were played back on TV.

Bilic was a pundit on ITV, alongside Martin O’Neill and Lee Dixon with presenter Mark Pougatch, for their coverage of Croatia v Denmark in the round of 16. 

After the game, which Croatia won 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw, a montage was shown of Bilic reacting to the action.


Slaven Bilic had an emotional time watching Croatia beat Denmark at the World Cup


ITV showed pundit Bilic reacting to moments throughout the last 16 clash in Russia


However Bilic was unhappy that a montage of his reactions were shown on national television

ITV showed Bilic celebrating Mario Mandzukic’s equaliser, dejection at Luka Modric missing a penalty in extra time, then his full range of emotions ending in relief as Ivan Rakitic scored the winning penalty.

Bilic however seemed unhappy at being filmed without his knowledge, and having emotional celebrations – which he would have thought were private – broadcast on national television. 

As the montage was shown, Bilic can be heard asking ‘Why are you showing that again?’, to which his fellow pundits laugh.


Bilic asked ‘why are you showing that’ and took exception to being filmed unknowingly

Bilic does not seem to be joking however, asking ‘No, seriously, why’, leading to an awkward pause before Pougatch interjects: ‘Because people love human reaction’. 

With Bilic unimpressed by the reason given, Dixon then says: ‘It’s passion’, which gets only an icy look from Bilic, who says nothing more.

Pougatch can only offer the further lame suggestion of ‘because it’s so long since England won a shoot-out’, before carrying on with the broadcast, while Bilic seethes as Dixon and O’Neill look awkwardly away.

Bilic stayed to the end of the broadcast, and is likely to return to the studio for Croatia’s quarter final against Russia, which will also be broadcast on ITV.


It resulted in an awkward moment as his fellow pundits tried to calm Bilic down

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