They make good love in Croatia - Lovren calls for respect

They make good love in Croatia - Lovren calls for respect

The Merseyside club would ultimately lose 3-1 to Real Madrid in Kiev, but Lovren will once again have the opportunity to clinch silverware this Sunday in Moscow.

"I went through a lot of sh** and now I would say it is coming back".

"People said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that".

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

"But I like to challenge these strikers and to show to everyone that I'm one of the best defenders".

Memories turned back to him being substituted off after half an hour for Liverpool against Tottenham last October, when he went head to head with Harry Kane.

"But we enjoy to play against big teams, as we showed against Argentina, and have nothing to lose".

"We will never forget this".

"This is something historical for us", said Lovren.

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"We will never forget this".

"We've had this weight on our shoulders for 20 years".

It is the first time since 1998 that the nation of just over four million people have reached this stage of the competition, after they eliminated Russian Federation in a penalty shoot-out at the weekend. "Now we've got a chance to do something better on Sunday".

'It was tough first-half.

"One minute you think everything's in control and all of a sudden the ball's in the back of the net and he's right in the middle of it".

Croatia played extra-time for the third successive knockout match, having previously beaten Denmark and hosts Russian Federation on penalties.

Speaking after Croatia's 2-1 win over England, Lovren told beIN Sports: 'It's something special, for me.

The proud Croatian said that team-mate Luka Modric deserves the Ballon d'Or if his side prevail against France this weekend and added that it will be a massive occasion for Croatia.

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