Dejan Lovren Keeps Straight Face In Interview While Saying He's One Of World's Best Defenders
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.
The former Southampton man has had a lot of unnecessary flak in recent times, including a whole lot of abuse on social media after he had an absolute stinker in a 4-1 defeat to Spurs at Wembley.
And after playing a key role in Croatia's 2-1 semi-final win over England, the Liverpool centre-back gave a passionate post-match interview and fired back at his critics.
Not only that though, he believes he now deserves to be viewed as one of the best defenders in world football.
"From my point of view I had people saying I had a difficult season but I don't agree with that", he told beIN Sports.
Dejan Lovren to BeIN Sports tonight "people should recognise now that I am one of the best defenders in the world" pic.twitter.com/HP1VJmYYyh- Matt Critchley (@MattCritchley1) July 11, 2018
"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League and now with my national team we are in the final.
'I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense."
But while his performances have been much-improved of late, and he was impressive last night, not many were agreeing with his assessment:
If you don't think that the Croatia players were on something last night then you're a fool, it must have been strong stuff because Dejan Lovren has just said he's one of the best defenders in the world- Woz (@wozaboxa) July 12, 2018
Did Dejan Lovren really just say he needs to be recognised as one of the best defenders in the world ?? ................... PAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH- Graham Knight (@Graham_12) July 12, 2018
Dejan Lovren: "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. I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world."- Honza (@Piky029) July 12, 2018
Drugs are bad, mkay?
"One of the best defenders in the World" Dejan Lovren 2018, holy shit what have I just heard- Add (@AdamBallett) July 12, 2018
Dejan Lovren has been guzzling painkillers so long that he's actually started claiming he's one of the best central defenders in the world- alex (@_Alex_Tucker) July 12, 2018
"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League. Now with my national team we are in the final. People should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world"- kwiff (@KwiffOfficial) July 12, 2018
- Dejan Lovren pic.twitter.com/jGLtlYJO1V
ILovren also provided an opinion that a lot more people can get onboard with, saying that teammate Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d'Or if Croatia beat France on Sunday.