Sergio Ramos has given an account of the challenge which forced Mohamed Salah to limp out of Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat.
Salah landed awkwardly following a tangle with Ramos during the first half of the Champions League final in Kiev last month, which lead to the Egyptian being forcefully substituted so early in the game.
And Real captain Ramos has gone into detail into the tackle for the first time since the final.
Ramos told AS: “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.”
Ramos added: “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.
Meanwhile, Real won the game 3-1 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and a double by Gareth Bale.