Prince of Darkness Sergio Ramos has been speaking about the destruction he wrought on Liverpool in the Champions League final, and he isn't exactly in the mood to repent.
Ramos, having already been involved in a tangle with Mo Salah that caused the Egyptian to leave the field in tears, also collided with Loris Karius' face minutes before the goalkeeper rolled the ball against Karim Benzema for Madrid's opening goal. It has since emerged that Karius suffered a concussion as a result of Ramos' 'challenge'.
Speaking to AS while preparing for the World Cup with Spain, Ramos batted away suggestions he is responsible for any injuries suffered by Salah or Karius. Read on to realise that Ramos may be the most unflinching, brazen man in football.
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.
He rounded it all of by referring to himself in the first person.
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.
What a remarkable man.