"[Him and Ivan Rakitic] are two great players, everyone knows that, but hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".
The Three Lions have reached the World Cup semi-finals after 28 years, but Dier has declared that they haven't won anything yet. "The higher the level of opponent, if you press in a disorganised fashion, then you will get picked through and we have got to be conscious of that".
"They've got players all around the squad that are going to be hard opponents".
"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that", he said.
England have been similarly prolific in front of goal, only failing to net in their 1-0 defeat to Belgium in the final game of Group G - in which both sides were heavily rotated having both guaranteed passage into the knockout stages.
Lovren has been a defensive rock for Croatia at this tournament, however, and with his partner Domagoj Vida will be confident of shackling Kane and preventing him from adding to his tally of six goals at the tournament.
Given Croatia had extra time and penalties to recover from, England should come into the game fresher and they also have the edge in previous meetings, winning four of the seven encounters, including a 5-1 victory in their most recent match - a World Cup qualifier in 2009.
England and Croatia have set up an unexpected semifinal clash.
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"But any team in a World Cup semi-final is going to find the energy and going to find the motivation". "We've talked about how important it is to have that spirit".
The Three Lions' only global title is the 1966 World Cup victory on home soil.
"Gareth's sideline style has meant our waistcoats are really scoring with our customers, with sales doubling since the World Cup began", said a spokeswoman for retailer Marks & Spencer. In the last few seasons he's always scored more than 25 goals and he's one of the best strikers in the world.
Prediction: Worn down after two straight penalty shoot-out wins, Croatia eventually fall victim to yet another set-piece goal from England.
"Health has to be number one, but to play for the Croatian team, to play in the World Cup semi-final, I do not need to even say that I will be giving it 300% to be fit".
The calmness in England's camp on and off the field is in stark contrast to Croatia's experience.
"We are really proud with the style of our play, the intelligence of our play and that we have performed under pressure".
The captain was the man of the match again in the penalty shootout win over Russian Federation in Sochi at the weekend.