Sergio Ramos has wished Mohamed Salah a swift recovery following his early withdrawal from Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev.
The Egyptian was forced off in the first half after seemingly dislocating his shoulder during a heavy challenge with Ramos.
Salah left the field in tears and headed straight for the tunnel for further assessment before it was revealed after the game that his World Cup hopes could be in jeopardy.
The incident in question has since divided fans over Ramos’ true intentions, with some suspecting malice behind the defender locking Salah’s arm beneath him. Only the Real Madrid captain himself knows what he was truly doing.
He did, however, take to Twitter after the final to express his sympathy for Salah and admit a spot of luck in light of Loris Karius’ two mistakes.
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
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 26, 2018
Ramos said: “Football teaches you the sweetest face at times and the bitterest of others. First of all we are partners. Early recovery, Salah. The future awaits you. Sometimes Football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above All, we are fellow pros.”
“White Dynasty! Although, yes, very lucky, 3 consecutive. White Dynasty! Albeit with a lot of luck, 3 in a row.”
A dejected Salah was admirably consoled by Cristiano Ronaldo of all people upon his departure from the game as one of world football’s stars of the season was cruelly denied his opportunity on the biggest stage of all.
It proved a notable turning point as Madrid responded to their disjointed start and Liverpool’s bright opening to assert their experience and class on the ball.
The fact it required two errors and arguably the greatest goal in Champions League final history to beat Jurgen Klopp’s men says a lot about this team’s efforts on the night.