Dejan Lovren surprised reigning World Cup holders France with a scintillating flip and end on the Parc des Princes in Paris.
Two years in the past, the Croatia worldwide left loads of supporters chuckling when he known as himself ‘the perfect centre-back on this planet’.
Nonetheless, the previous Liverpool defender confirmed his class on Tuesday night time with the type of management and volley which earned him comparisons to Zinedine Zidane.
With simply 15 minutes on the clock within the French capital, Lovren discovered himself unmarked within the field and bamboozled Lucas Hernandez earlier than firing a left footed volley previous Hugo Lloris.
Admittedly it was not the strongest France line-up; but Arsenal and Man United goal Dayot Upamecano was beginning alongside Barcelona man Clement Llenglet.
Sadly for Lovren and his Croatia teammates, the lead didn’t even final till half time as Antoine Griezmann struck for the hosts.
The 31-year-old accomplished a transfer to Zenit St-Petersburg this summer season after six years at Anfield which culminated within the Champions League and the Premier League.
In his first recreation in Russia, he picked up the Tremendous Cup as his new facet beat Lokomotiv Moscow to proceed including to his silverware haul.