Tikvić has just been selected for Croatia U-18, after pledging his alliance to the homeland of his parents after turning out already for the German U-17 side.
“I played for Germany, but soon as the call up for Croatia came there was no dillema. It is the dream of my parents, and mine,” said the 17-year-old left back.
Tikvić was given the name Armando after, Diego Armando Maradona, by his father Josip, reports daily 24sata. Born in Hamburg, Armando grew up in a Croatian speaking household and attended Croatian school in Hamburg also. Tikvić will be hoping for a call up one day from Croatia’s current coach Niko Kovač, who himself was born in Germany to Croatian parents.