Sergio Ramos 'not concerned' about Mohamed Salah fallout

Annette Crawford
September 12, 2018

Sergio Ramos is unlikely to receive the freedom of the city of Liverpool but the Spain defender does not believe that he will be jeered by England fans at Wembley today.

Los Blancos beat Jurgen Klopp's side 3-1 in May to claim their third successive Champions League title, with Mohamed Salah being forced off with a shoulder injury midway through the first half following a challenge by Ramos.

The 32-year-old will captain Spain in their opening Nations League match away to England, as he plays in the country for the first time since Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

The game also represented an unusual occasion for the defender as it was the first in quite some time that he was without Gerard Pique as his central defensive partner, after the Barcelona man stood down from global duty.

The whole issue has been blown out of proportion and both Salah and Ramos have been asked about it even now. Ramos was however unwilling to add more fuel to the controversy. It has not been like that, but I am very calm, with my conscience very clear in that aspect. "It doesn't matter to me".

"I'm not really concerned about the fans reaction".

"I never go onto the pitch with the intention of injuring another professional so I have a very clear conscience", he said.

Ramos has shown little contrition over the situation, saying his conscience was clear in the lead up to the global contest. "I know the English fans will treat players as they deserve and I'm not anxious about that in the slightest". "I am not anxious about that in the slightest".

Spain had a disgusting World Cup campaign as they were ousted from the tournament in the pre Quarters against hosts Russian Federation, in the penalties.

However, Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had take over. It is a challenge for me. "We had met before as rivals", he explained. It has been positive.

"We have to look to the future now though and there are other teammates who are very strong". We have the same objective, to take the national team back to the top.

The win was the flawless start for new boss Luis Enrique in his first game in charge and helped silence the critics following his disappointing World Cup campaign, which saw Spain crash out to hosts Russian Federation in the last 16. We try to evolve our model. All this new information is good.

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