Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World

14 July, 2018, 08:20 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • Lovren right had a torrid time against Kane at Wembley in October

Lovren has been a key part of the Croatia team that has booked their place in the final of the World Cup for the first time in their history, beating England 2-1 after extra time in the semi-finals on Wednesday night.

The 29-year-old has been criticised for his performances for Liverpool this season but has played a key role in Croatia's success in Russian Federation this summer.

Lovren said: "This is something we will never forget".

"Modric is the best middle three player in the world and if we win this World Cup, he deserves the Ballon d'Or", he said.

And the Liverpool defender has praised Croatian parents for "making good love" and giving the small country several sports stars. "People are crying. It's something historical for us", the Liverpool defender said.

"From my point of view I had people saying I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", he told beIN Sports.

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"Since I came in, maybe Dejan made three or four mistakes, two of them in the Tottenham game, maybe one in a Champions League game past year".

"I admire his ability to fancy himself, but he isn't one of the best defenders in the world".

"This is something we will never forget". Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them. And Lovren insists they are not scared for the French, who will be favourites to fit the trophy for the second time, 20 years after beating the Croats in the last four.

He deserves, if we win this World Cup, the Ballon d'Or'. In extra time we showed that we are still able with the fatigue to play our game. Lovren agreed that the first 45 minutes was tough as his side failed to take control of the ball.

Lovren will be hoping he can avoid the same fate as Henry by leading Croatia to World Cup victory against France this Sunday.

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