Dejan Lovren says Croatia’s victory over Spain “shut them up” and has appeared to continue his ongoing feud with Sergio Ramos.
Luka Modric also said the result proved their run to the 2018 World Cup final “wasn’t an accident”, having lost 6-0 to Spain in their Nations League opener in September.
Dejan Lovren accused Spain’s players of showing a lack of grace in defeat.
“They are, I don’t know how to call it, rude on the field,” he said. “They fall down without reason.
“I would also point out that in fair play matches they should show respect, because when we lost 6-0 against them we respected them.”
Lovren reportedly taunted Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in an Instagram live video taken in the Croatia dressing room immediately after the match.
It follows an ongoing feud between the players which stretches back to the Champions League final.
Lovren followed the video up by posting a picture of him beating Ramos to a header with the message “good morning Croatia”.