Dejan Lovren slams critics

Lynette Rowe
July 12, 2018

England supporters gathered in Hyde Park to watch the World Cup semifinal threw an impressive amount of beer into the air while celebrating their team's goal against Croatia.

The centre-half was also part of the Liverpool team that reached the final of the Champions League last season, and feels he proved critics wrong with his performances this year.

"It's something, for me, special".

England captain Harry Kane could not hide his desperate disappointment after his side's 2-1 extra-time defeat against Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup in Moscow on Wednesday.

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

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The signing of a world class goalkeeper remains the primary target for Liverpool this summer, particularly following Loris Karius' high profile mistakes in the Champions League final at the end of May.

'I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense'. Croatia last made its way to the semi-finals in 1998, where it was beaten by the host-country France.

"People are crying, they are happy in our country - this is something historical for us", Lovren said. We will never forget this. We beat our record 20 years ago and we had it on our shoulders all the time, this weight I would say and people now will never forget us.

"Now we have another chance to do something even better".

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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