Chelsea’s on-loan central midfielder Matteo Kovacic made a joke about his international team-mate Dejan Lovren last night…
Both are key members of the Croatia squad that got to the World Cup semi-finals and will be on the field to face England in the UEFA Nations League this weekend.
When asked if Liverpool could win the Premier League though, Kovacic cheekily responded that we wouldn’t because Lovren plays for us – according to 24sata – which reportedly brought the house down among journalists.
It’s important to note this was very lighthearted and not as disrespectful as it originally seems!
Lovren is a popular member of the Croatia squad and likes a joke as much as anybody – although he occasionally comes across a little serious in post-match interviews when his back is up.
Chelsea have emerged as genuine title rivals this term, alongside Manchester City.
For the first time in English football history, three sides are unbeaten in the top flight after 12 games.