Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

Mae Harvey
July 14, 2018

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

Croatia seemed on the ropes when Kieran Trippier gave England an early lead, but they hit back in the second half through Ivan Perisic before grabbing a victor in extra-time through Mario Mandzukic.

He had been irritated on the eve of the game by references to his substitution after 31 minutes of a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in October, when two...

Dejan Lovren has now reached the Champions League and World Cup final just a couple of months apart but he's getting a bit carried away with himself. People are crying. It's something historical for us.

"I showed that I took Liverpool to the Champions League final and now with my national team we are in the final".

"I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense".

Lovren says he remembers his mum took him and they went to the basement and can't remember how long they sat there.

He continued: 'This is something we will never forget.

"We will never forget this". Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them.

"I'm completely happy. I'm happy that he used the little advice we gave him in the last few years in a very good way".

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to bid £50 million (R873 million) for an England global who had an outstanding 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.

"It was tough first half".

Speaking to beIN SPORTS, Lovren said: "Modric is not one of the best but the best player in the middle in the world and, if we win, he deserves this World Cup. In extra-time we showed we are still able with the fatigue to play our game".

Lovren and his Croatia team-mate held off England in Moscow on Wednesday, winning 2-1 in extra-time to book a date with France.

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