With a number of Croatia's players the wrong side of 30 - Corluka is 32 - the versatile veteran acknowledges time is running out for his team to surpass their fabled 1998 side, who reached the World Cup semi-finals in France before taking bronze.
England qualified for the semis by beating Sweden 2-0 and will face Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on 11 July at 18h00 GMT.
"Now he is probably looked upon as the greatest Croatia player, which is some statement, and he is carrying the country's hopes". But have we been too quick to dismiss Luka Modric and co? - they wonder at Sky News, bringing six things you need to know about Croatia.More news: Central bank hikes rate, predicts modest overall impact from US tariff fight
President Vladimir Putin did not attend the game, but watched remotely, saying the players were heroes despite the defeat and the country was proud of them, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was cited as saying by Interfax.
And Jenas, who now works as a pundit for the BBC, thinks England must negotiate a tie featuring the best midfielder in the world football if they are to get there.
Nearly £50 million has been matched on Betfair's World Cup victor market, and the encouraging news for England is that more than a third of bets have backed the Three Lions to win the tournament. "We are happy to share this festival with you", he said.
A great way to get in on the action is to bet and see if your predictions hold up. We have to enjoy the moment, then tomorrow we prepare for England, we have one day less for preparation.More news: China vows retaliatory tariffs on US as trade war escalates
The semi-final also represents a financial mismatch between the riches of England's Premier League and Croatian football.
"There are no favourites at this World Cup, every game is 50-50 and you have to fight it out". When Ivan Rakitic's penalty sealed Croatia's spot in the semifinals, the coach broke down into tears.
England started off with a hard-fought victory against Tunisia, and if that fuelled belief, they thrashed Panama 6-1 in their next match. This isn't just the Scotsman in me talking here, but these two teams are better than England and Croatia - although anything can happen in a final.
"We are concentrating on what's going on now". "We don't have any chances to win this Cup and of course we are sad".More news: US tariffs take effect, China retaliates