Zlatko Dalić's side were on the end of a 4-2 defeat against France which saw the World Cup final's first ever own goal and penalty that was awarded following the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
"We played beautiful football again. France were one of the favourites to win the World Cup and they did it.
"I think we were better. They did it another way. They didn't play football, they waited for their chances and they scored. They had their own tactic and you need to respect that. They played the tournament like that, every game, but when you look at all the countries behind us, we're second.
"There's nothing to talk about now. It's difficult to describe. Maybe after a week or two, a couple of months...right now, it's difficult. Some moments I feel sad, some moments I'm happy. Overall, I'm proud."
Lovren will now how some time off before he is forced to return to Liverpool, where he will be joined by three new players at Melwood. Midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho have already begun training, while