Sergio Ramos has dismissed the media storm surrounding his performance in the Champions League final which saw Mohammed Salah leave the field injured and Loris Karius receive a concussion.
Ramos was speaking at a press conference with the Spanish national team ahead of the World Cup in Russia and it’s safe to say from his comments that he believes the reaction has been very much over the top.
“Bloody hell, they’ve given this a lot of attention, the Salah thing … I didn’t want to speak because everything is magnified,” Ramos said on Salah’s injury.
“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.”
With regards to Karius’ concussion, Ramos, very much tongue-in-cheek, states that all he needs now is for Firminio to get a cold because “a drop of sweat landed on him”.
“After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him,” Ramos quipped.
Interestingly, Ramos revealed that he has been speaking to Salah in the aftermath of the final in Kiev and that the Egyptian star could have played on in the second-half if he had received an injection.
“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.”