"I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense", he told BeIN Sports.
Lovren came in for criticism in the first-half of last season, in particular when he was hooked half-an-hour into a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley.
Zlatko Dalic's side came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time at Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday, with Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic scoring the goals after Kieran Trippier's opener.
"He will be under the most glaring spotlight imaginable as he leads the Croatia defence in their World Cup semi-final against England, and the sight of Harry Kane lining up against him once again might just unnerve him".
"I live in England and have two players in the England team, so I was a little bit more for England", he said.
"This is something historical for us", said Lovren.
Lovren said: "This is something we will never forget".
"After 20 years, people will remember us, not only the '98 team". We've had this weight on our shoulders all the time, and now people will never forget us.
"We have the chance to do something better, and hopefully we can do it on Sunday". We couldn't control the ball or control situations. Both teams played better football in the tournament but it was the second-to-last game of a very long season for all the players.
"Modric is not one of the best, (he is) the best midfield player in the world, and if we win this World Cup, he deserves the Ballon d'Or".
He added: "Today everyone in Croatia and around the world knows that we managed to make history".