Rangers star Borna Barisic has been called up to the Croatia national team as Zlatko Dalic names his squad for a tough quartet of UEFA Nations League fixtures in June.
The Ibrox left-back is a player reborn after a tough spell out of the team that raised questions surrounding the 29-year-old’s mental fragility.
But as Croatia international Barisic has done so many times in his career, he has recovered and is now back and playing an influential role in the first team.
Croatia will first host Austria and World Cup winners France before travelling to play Denmark in Copenhagen and the French national team in Paris.
Barisic will be competing with RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol and Stuttgart star Borna Sosa for a place in a competitive Croatia first-team.
Rangers star Borna will also be teaming up with Celtic rival and Parkhead right-back Josip Juranovic, who has also made the squad.
Borna Barisic called up for Croatia ahead of Rangers double-header
Before Borna heads out on Croatia duties the Rangers star has the small matter of two cup finals and Barisic has been speaking ahead of them this week.
First up for the Ibrox club is a trip to Seville to play Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League Final before Rangers face Hearts at Hampden in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday.
The are two opportunities a “buzzing” Barisic is relishing.
“I am completely buzzing! I am really happy, this was probably the happiest day in my Rangers career so far,” said Borna [Rangers Review].
“I’m excited to go to the final. So yes, I am very pleased.
“I played for Croatia against France and Portugal but in terms of importance, it’s probably this one. The biggest, certainly the biggest in my career.
“I would say [it’s the biggest week of my Rangers career] yes. Two big cup finals so I would say yes!”
Meanwhile, a player’s agent has appeared to quash the suggestion that his client could move to Rangers as his contract runs down in La Liga.