Lovren mocked as Croatia horror show contradicts his ‘best in the world’ claim

Dejan Lovren came in for some brutal mocking after his horror show as Croatia were held to a draw by Czech Republic at Euro 2020, with a few even laughing at his old claim of being "one of the best defenders in the world".

In the other game ahead in Group D ahead of England vs Scotland, a 1-1 draw played out at Hampden Park as Croatia and Czech Republic could not be split.

It was the latter that took the lead though, in a highly controversial fashion.

The Czech's were perhaps a little lucky to receive a penalty after Lovren and Patrik Schick both jumped for a header.

Schick's head could only find Lovren's elbow though, as he was left bloodied by the aerial battle.

There was a serious case to be made for the elbow being accidental, but that was not how referee Carlos del Cerro Grande saw it after consulting the VAR monitor.

Schick tucked away the resulting penalty, with Czech Republic going into half-time with a 1-0 lead.

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Ivan Perisic managed to equalise shortly after the break with a with a smart finish, and neither side could quite find the all-important breakthrough to claim all three points.

There was another moment when Lovren took a free-kick, striking for goal and putting the ball into the stands, despite the likes of Luka Modric and Perisic perhaps being more suitable candidates.

After the game, fans tore into Zenit defender Lovren's performance on Twitter with some utterly savage comments.

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"Everything bad that happens is because of Lovren," one wrote.

A second added: "I aspire to one day have the level of self confidence Dejan Lovren has."

"My mother is enjoying telling Lovren to p*** off more than she's enjoying watching the game," a third harshly revealed.

As a fourth joked."Dejan Lovren always, always, always looks like he can’t quite believe what is happening to him is happening to him."

While another shared: "Remember when Dejan Lovren said he was one of the best defenders in the world? Still makes me laugh."

After reaching the Champions League final with Liverpool and the 2018 World Cup final in a matter of just a few months, Lovren made the sensational claim that he is one of the best in the world in his position.

"It's something special for me," Lovren told beIN Sports."From my point of view, people were saying I had a difficult season but I don't agree with that.

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

"I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense I will say."

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