Having knocked England out of Euro 2008, Croatia face them again in World Cup qualifying.
Coach Bilic said: "There's a bit of arrogance when we see words like 'No player from the Croatia team would play for England' - that is simply not true.
"You have to realise football is played in the rest of Europe on a high level.
"But I respect the English a lot. When everybody is fit they have the chance to win in Europe, maybe even the World Cup."