Soccer star in England tells British girls they don't have a chance...
'You've got no chance' - soccer star tells Brit girls
Portsmouth Football Club's new Croatian signing has warned British girls they are wasting their time trying to chat him up.
Ivica Mornar says he is only willing to date girls from his home country.
The 29-year-old striker, who has been single since he divorced a year ago from a former Miss Croatia, said he had been swamped with female admirers in the UK, but was only interested in Croatians.
He said: "When I find someone else she has to be Croatian. I would never settle down with a foreigner. Different cultures could bring additional differences to understanding. I know that the love is the most important thing, but I've found in my first marriage that love is not the only thing."
Speaking to Croatian magazine Story, Mornar said he was popular with female fans in Portsmouth but added: "They are mostly very young girls. They turn up at the stadium and leave messages for me."
The Croatian international, who is expecting to play against England at Euro 2004, divorced from his wife Fani Capalija a year ago. She was Miss Croatia in 1993 as well as a runner up in the top five in the Miss World contest the same year.
Mornar has been linked with another Miss Croatia, Nina Slamic, but has never made any public comment on the matter.
Story filed: 12:22 Sunday 15th February 2004