‘He sent me a message… but I never told him it was OK’: Mohamed Salah refuses to end feud with Sergio Ramos as Egyptian gears up for World Cup
- Mohamed Salah revealed Sergio Ramos sent him a message after his injury
- The pair clashed in the Champions League final as Salah left the field in tears
- But ahead of the World Cup, Salah has opted not to end the pair’s public feud
- ‘He sent me a message… but I never told him it was OK,’ Salah told Marca
Mohamed Salah has opted not to end his public feud with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos following their clash in the Champions League final.
Salah left the pitch in Kiev in tears after a foul by Ramos left the Egyptian with a shoulder issue, placing his World Cup hopes in jeopardy.
And having seen Ramos ridicule recent criticism against him over Salah and Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius, Salah told Marca that he has not forgiven the Spaniard for what happened.
Mohamed Salah has decided not to end his public feud with Spaniard Sergio Ramos
The Liverpool and Egypt forward left the Champions League final in tears after Ramos’ foul
Salah, speaking to Marca, reveals he got a message from Ramos after but never said it was OK
‘It was (the worst moment of my career),’ Salah began.
‘When I fell to the ground, I had a mixture of physical pain and a lot of worry. Also anger and sadness for not being able to continue playing the Champions League final.
‘Moments later, I also thought about the possibility of not playing in the World Cup and that was a devastating thought.
‘He sent me a message, but I never told him it was OK.’
Labelled by Salah’s Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino as an ‘idiot’, Ramos could come up against Salah’s Egypt in Russia in what would prove an intriguing match-up given what happened in Ukraine.
The forward has been recuperating on holiday in a bid to speed up his return to fitness
But it appears, having used resistance exercises on the troubled shoulder, he is ready to go
On his social media, Salah said that he is a ‘fighter’ as he saw his World Cup hopes in doubt
Egypt start their campaign in Group A with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and group favourites Uruguay.
Salah’s swift return to fitness – he picked up the injury on May 26 – is a welcome boost for Egypt boss Hector Cuper who accepted his side lack’s something special when Salah is missing.
The Egyptian talisman played no part in the 3-0 defeat to Belgium in Brussels on Wednesday but is expected to feature against Luis Suarez’s Uruguay in Ekaterinburg on June 15.