Dejan Lovren Reveals Conversation With Luka Modric Ahead Of Champions League Final
In the lead up to the Champions League final, Dejan Lovren has been speaking to members of the Real Madrid camp including fellow Croatian internationals Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic
And he's revealed what has been said between them.
Before the likes of Lovren and Modric join up with Croatia for the 2018 World Cup, Real Madrid and Liverpool have one more game to negotiate.
From Kiev, Ukraine, the defending Champions League holders take on Liverpool to determine the 2018 European champions.
And at a pre-match press conference, Lovren fielded questions from the media. One of them being if he had been in contract with his countrymen.
"Like I said, we've been talking before the semi-finals, before the draw," he said.
"I said, 'You guys I want to catch you for the final'. They said, 'OK, we are ready for you'. I said, 'Let's see what happens'."
From Hoffenheim to Kiev.
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Liverpool's Champions League venture started in the pre-qualifying stages, and with the 2017/18 campaign drawing to an end, Jurgen Klopp's side have the chance to raise it's sixth European title.
"It is a dream come true for everyone," the defender said.
"I always dreamed to be in the Champions League and I dreamed one day to lift the trophy. We have the biggest chance in our lives. For some of us, the only one, for some many more hopefully but we need to be proud of ourselves.
"We did a great job from the beginning, the play-off against Hoffenheim and we really deserve to be in the final, and hopefully in many years we can say to our kids and family that we did our best and won the trophy. We have nothing to lose. We can't wait to start."
Not to mention talking up Liverpool's 'Egyptian King'.
Salah has chipped in with 10 goals in the Champions League proper, and if he can continue his goal-scoring heroics, Lovren reckons he's a strong candidate to break up the Ronaldo-Messi Ballon d'Or monopoly.
"It is still quite an early stage but if we win that definitely he is one of the contenders. He can be top three. He has the quality, the experience already. He is so calm, a man down to earth and he deserves every credit and definitely we will help him achieve this dream," he added.
The Champions League final is almost upon us.
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