Sergio Ramos has finally broken his silence of UCL Final’s famous incident with Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
The Real Madrid Captain who lifted the 3rd consecutive UEFA Champions League Title in Kiev on 26th May 2018 has broken his silence on “that” incident with Mohammed Salah.
The centre-back was crucified by English Media with the speculation regarding an intentional challenge on the Egyptian fans favourite Mohammed Salah. The latter was forced to walk off the pitch due to the injury which he picked up while struggling to keep the ball away from the Spaniard.
Sergio Ramos was later criticised again for intentionally hurting the Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius but later the UEFA confirmed that Ramos was not at fault here. Though the reports claim Karius’ ability to focus and see clearly was affected due to the concussion he picked up.
Here is how Ramos replied to all these allegations in the best way he knew.
“Bloody hell, they’ve given this a lot of attention, the Salah thing … I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified. I see the play well, he grabs my arm first and I fell to the other side, the injury happened to the other arm and they said that I gave him a judo hold. After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash with me I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat.”
Sergio Ramos had angered many fans as there were petitions signed for punishing him, also some Liverpool fans demanded a potential rematch. Things escalated to a point that the 4 time Champions League winner had to change the personal contact number of every family member due to the death threats they received since the Final.
Now that the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is around the corner, things have settled a bit. Mohammed Salah has been declared fit to participate in at least one of the group games for Egypt and that news has been a pleasant one for the fans.
Sergio Ramos reveals he has texted the Liverpool man and things are better between the two professionals.
“I spoke with Salah through messages he was quite good. He could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more. I don’t know if it’s because you’re at Madrid for so long and win for so long that people look at it a different way.”
With these comments the issue is expected to be rested for a while as the players gear up for the FIFA World Cup 2018 which kicks off on 14th of June 2018.
Spain will play their first match against Portuguese side captained by Cristiano Ronaldo on 15th June 2018 at 7:00 PM CET
Mohammed Salah’s Egypt will start its campaign against Uruguay on the same day at 2:00 PM CET.
All the matches will be telecasted by the official broadcasting partners of FIFA.