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'They make good love in Croatia!' - Lovren explains incredible talent pool

Lovren right had a torrid time against Kane at Wembley in October Lovren right had a torrid time against Kane at Wembley in OctoberMATTHEW IMPEY REX SHUTTERSTOCK
Cassandra Castillo | 12 July, 2018, 16:08

"From my point of view, people said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", he told BeIN Sports after beating England.

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.

"I would say we have good mothers and fathers, they are making good love I would say", he joked.

I showed why I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League and now with the national team, and now I'm in the World Cup final.

The Liverpool centre-back played his part in keeping England striker Harry Kane quiet at Luzhniki Stadium as Zlatko Dalic's side bounced back from Kieran Trippier's fifth-minute opener to win 2-1 in extra-time.

He said: "It feels incredible, especially after everything that was said about us before the game". We've had this weight on our shoulders all the time, and now people will never forget us.

"I really don't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes", he said.

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"But whatever, this is what gets me more motivated to work harder and prove everyone wrong, everyone".

"Like in my case when you are talking about me".

France, who beat Belgium in their semi-final, have a population 16 times that of Croatia, and Lovren has rather eloquently summed up his country's tumultuous history.

But after the break, Croatia took control, equalised through Ivan Perisic and then won the game with Mario Mandzukic's extra-time strike. He deserves, if we win this World Cup, the Ballon d'Or'.

"But I think even now after 20 years people will remember us and not just the '98 team".

"He's proud of me and what I've achieved", he said.

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