Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has posted on social media to address his challenge on Liverpool‘s Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final, which saw the Egyptian sensation leave the field with a shoulder injury after just thirty minutes of play.
Taking to his official Twitter account in the early hours of Sunday morning, the tough tackler fronted up to the widespread criticism of his conduct in the game – which his side went on to win 3-1. Ramos said: “
El fútbol te enseña la cara más dulce a veces y la más amarga otras. Ante todo somos compañeros. Pronta recuperación, Salah. El futuro te espera.||Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon @MoSalah
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 27, 2018
Ramos received thousands of abusive tweets following his display in the match, with a number of Liverpool fans accusing the former Sevilla man of deliberately targeting Salah with his combative style of play. The 25-year-old now faces a race to be fit in time for next month’s World Cup, but the Egyptian FA have claimed he could be playing again within two weeks.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos legend Cristiano Ronaldo joked in an interview after the game that the Champions League should be renamed the ‘CR7 Champions League’. The Portuguese star has now won the competition on five occasions, and scored 15 times in the 2017/18 competition as his side stormed to a third successive title.