Dejan Lovren says Croatia respect England ahead of semi-final showdown

first_img Lovren in action against Russia 1 Croatia and England have been two of the most eye-catching teams at the tournament with Lovren and co beating the likes of Argentina en route to the last four.And speaking to talkSPORT’s Declan McCarthy after Croatia’s nail-biting quarter-final victory over Russia, the defender who plays for Premier League side Liverpool said Croatia are confident they can write history at the expense of the Three Lions.Lovren said on the win over Russia: “It gives us this confidence and this boost we need for something like we believed from the beginning.“But there is still a lot of football to play. We have the semi-final against England and they are also one of the favourites to win the tournament and you need to respect that.“We have nothing to lose and we will enjoy this game and hopefully we can write history.”center_img Dejan Lovren says he respects England tag as one of the favourites to win the World Cup ahead of the semi-final showdown with Croatia on Wednesday evening – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT.The two teams take each other on at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow after England swept aside Sweden, while Croatia edged past host nation Russia.last_img read more