Sergio Ramos has reacted to the ongoing coverage to the injury suffered by Mohamed Salah after the two players clashed at the Champions League final, and recent reports over Loris Karius’ concussion.
Speaking over Salah’s injury, a dislocated shoulder, Ramos claimed that Salah shared some of the blame for his injury:
“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.”
He then suggested that if he is being blamed for Salah’s injury, and Karius’ concussion, then he will be blamed for yet more transgressions:
“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.”
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Despite his robust self-defence, Ramos said he had apologised to Salah, but believes that he is getting special attention because of who he is and the club he plays for:
“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.”