Ramos didn’t intentionally hurt Salah, says former Argentina head coach
Former Argentina head coach César Luis Menotti has spoken about Mohamed Salah’s injury in the UEFA Champions League final while also claiming that Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool was lucky and undeserved.
Mohamed Salah’s aspirations to be the first ever Egyptian to win the Champions League trophy completely fell apart as he came off injured in the 30th minute following a controversial tackle by Sergio Ramos.
The Reds also conceded three goals to Real Madrid on Saturday evening. Two goals came from unfortunate errors by Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius, which many believe cost Liverpool the game.
In an interview with Fox Sports Radio, Menotti criticized Real Madrid’s performance, saying: “Luck is fundamental in life. Real Madrid were playing their worst match.
“Of all the matches of this Champions League knockout stage, this was their worst, to the point where even [Toni] Kroos was playing poorly.
“Cristiano [Ronaldo] wasn’t getting a touch, [Karim] Benzema got about three touches, Marcelo wasn’t sharp either.
“It was unusual and then, at that moment, there is the mistake from the goalkeeper, after which Real Madrid improved.
“They started to get stronger with technique and possession, although none of their moves was a well-developed one,” he added.
The 1978 World Cup winning head coach also claimed that Gareth Bale’s sensational overhead kick on Saturday evening was lucky, saying: “They scored three goals that they didn’t deserve. Even the overhead kick came from luck.”
During the interview, the 79-year-old said that Sergio Ramos did not intentionally hurt Mohamed Salah, saying: “He sings flamenco very well, but forgets about that on the pitch.
“There was no responsibility with the injury. He could have taken advantage, but no. It’s just that Ramos is fierce,” he concluded.
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