Speaking to beIN Sport following the game, the much maligned Liverpool defender claimed that he is one of the world's best.
He also received negative press from Croatian outlets during the global showpiece in Russian Federation.
"From my point of view, people said I had a hard season but I don't agree", said the 29-year-old.
France not expecting tired Croatia in World Cup final
England lost 2-1 to Croatia after extra time in their semi-final on Wednesday and Southgate said it had been a tough loss to process.
"I think people should recognise that I am one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense".
He continued: "This is something we'll never forget".
Lovren told CNN that they are a small country, only four million people and have big talent in their squad. Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them.
'In extra-time we showed we are still able with the fatigue to play our game'.
Lovren and his Croatia team-mate held off England in Moscow on Wednesday, winning 2-1 in extra-time to book a date with France.
High security for England-Croatia semi - in Benidorm
Imagine if they beat France in the final and their first home fixture after becoming world champions will be behind-closed-doors. Before the game, their manager Zlatko Dalic singled Sterling out as one to watch closely, yet still they couldn't get near him.
"It was quite tough first half, we couldn't control the ball and they had good chances" he admitted.
Lovren's part in Croatia's most famous World Cup run comes two years after he found himself frozen out of the national team set-up, following a disagreement with then-coach Ante Cacic. "Now we have a chance to do something even better".
And he is delighted that this current Croatian generation have finally lived up to, and now surpassed, the standards of the 1998 team which reached the semi-finals.
"I went through a lot of sh** and now I would say it is coming back".
Kylie Jenner named in Forbes list of self-made rich women
Kim reportedly became jealous of her little sis' accomplishments and began copying all of her ideas, including her cosmetics line. Her being the most financially successful Kardashian-Jenner has impressed people on social media but also raised some eyebrows.