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Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

Lovren defending GETTYLovren has been solid at the back for Croatia so far this tournament
Chelsea Rogers | 14 July, 2018, 08:17

Key to Croatia reaching the final has been the inspirational performances of Real Madrid's 32-year-old midfielder Luka Modric, who has not only lifted the Champions League trophy four times, but is the heartbeat of this Croatian team.

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

Not only that though, he believes he now deserves to be viewed as one of the best defenders in world football.

Former Liverpool full-back and ESPN FC analyst Steve Nicol feels Lovren is too prone to avoidable errors to be considered one of the elite defenders in the game.

Croatia face a tough task against France in their first World Cup final on Sunday.

"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.

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.

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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.

"I think people should recognise that I am one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense". People are crying. It's something historical for us. People will never forget us. Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them. We have come back after 20 years to the semis and we deserve it.

'In extra-time we showed we are still able with the fatigue to play our game'.

"They had also good chances, but second half we did it much, much better".

"Now we have the chance to do something even better and hopefully we can do it".

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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