And Lovren claims that he should be recognised as one of the world's best after reaching the Champions League final with Liverpool and now the World Cup final against France, which takes place on Sunday.
Lovren and Kane are set to meet again in Moscow on Wednesday, less than nine months after the former was substituted in the first half as Liverpool were crushed by Tottenham at Wembley in the Premier League.
Speaking to BeIN SPORTS, he said: "I heard people saying I had a hard season but I don't agree with that".
I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League.
Dejan Lovren called for more recognition of his talents after he helped Croatia to a World Cup semi-final victory over England, describing himself as "one of the best defenders in the world". People are crying in our country.
"I really don't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes", he said. People now will never forget us. "After everything that's been said before the game, we showed our character and that we deserve to be in the final".
"After 20 years, people will remember us, not only the '98 team".
"Now we have the chance to do something even better and hopefully we can do it".
"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".
But there is a major doubt over the participation of Vrsaljko, who hobbled off with a knee injury in extra-time during the quarter-final win over Russian Federation in Sochi.
"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that", he said.