Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

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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.

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".

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

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

"Without being arrogant, I think I have proved to be one of the best defenders in the world".

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes his exhausted team are ready to seize the opportunity of a lifetime when they face England in the World Cup semi-finals in Moscow today.

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

Croatia and Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has claimed that he deserves to be considered amongst the best defenders in world football. This is something historic for us. People are crying in our country.

"It's something we'll never forget". We beat our record of 20 years ago and we had it on our shoulders all the time, this weight.

The Croatia worldwide will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence.

Subasic suffered a tight hamstring towards the end of Croatia's quarter-final win over hosts Russian Federation and was unable to take goal-kicks before the tie went to penalties.

"[In Croatia] we went through a lot of s***, war, all these things and even now the situation is not the best".

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