Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England

Dejan Lovren makes SHOCK revelation after Croatia beat England

With a place in the final secured after a 2017-18 season in which Liverpool reached the UEFA Champions League final despite criticisms of their defensive weaknesses, Lovren feels a point had been proven about his quality as a player.

But now Lovren has a World Cup final to look forward to.

"It's something special for me".

"I heard people saying I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", the 29-year-old told BeIN SPORTS.

Even in their wildest dreams, most England fans probably didn't expect to see their side take a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute of their World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

"I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world and not talk nonsense".

Lovren and his team-mates helped shackle England captain Harry Kane during last night's 2-1 extra time victory, and will now face France in Sunday's decider.

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And he is delighted that this current Croatian generation have finally lived up to, and now surpassed, the standards of the 1998 team which reached the semi-finals.

He added: "This is something we will never forget, it's historical". We will never forget this.

"We're gutted. It hurts, it hurts a lot", Kane said after the match at the Luzhniki Stadium.

"We have the chance to do something better, and hopefully we can do it on Sunday". We couldn't control the ball or control situations.

"We thought we were just good enough, we thought we could have done that".

Dejan Lovren believes he should be regarded as one of the best defenders in the world after helping Croatia knock England out of the World Cup.

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