Southampton defender Fonte hails Lovren impact

Southampton defender Jose Fonte has hailed the impact of Dejan Lovren since his arrival from Lyon.

Croatian international Lovren, 24, has settled quickly in England since his £8.5m move from Lyon in the summer.

Fonte, who netted twice against Fulham last year, said: “In pre-season Dejan made me work twice as hard.

“He is a great player, a great person as well. The fact that he works so hard and has so much quality makes me want to be a better player and be at the same level as him.”

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