‘Anyone that understands football would know that Sergio Ramos injured Mohamed Salah intentionally’ – Mido slams Real Madrid defender for crocking Liverpool and Egypt star
- Mohamed Salah picked up a should injury in Saturday’s Champion League final
- The Liverpool star tangled with Real Madrid man Sergio Ramos in the first half
- Mido is adamant that his fellow Egyptian was hurt ‘intentionally’ by Ramos
Former Egypt striker Ahmed Hossam Mido has accused Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos of ‘intentionally’ injuring Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Saturday night.
Salah was unable to complete the first half of the Champions League final, which Liverpool went on to lose 3-1 following his departure.
A shoulder problem forced Salah into a premature exit after he tangled with Ramos who then landed on top of the Reds star while their arms were linked.
Mohamed Salah was injured in the Champions League final after a clash with Sergio Ramos
Salah suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder after Ramos pulled him over and fell on his arm
Salah was seen as Liverpool’s chief threat having scored a remarkable 44 goals for them this season. And Mido has suggested that Ramos deliberately put the 25-year-old out of the game.
Tweeting in Arabic, Mido — who played for Tottenham, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Wigan during his playing career — wrote: ‘Anyone that understands football would know that Ramos injured Salah intentionally.’
He added: ‘Any player in the world would’ve released his arm but Ramos held onto his arm and spun with it.’
But Frank Lampard does not believe Ramos intended to crock Salah.
Asked whether it was fair to attribute any blame to Ramos, BT Sport pundit Lampard said: ‘No, I don’t think so.
‘He’s got close, like any defender should do and sometimes when you get that contact you do interlink arms and it’s more unfortunate in the end, the way he fell.’
Mido tweeted and was adamant that his fellow Egyptian was hurt ‘intentionally’ by Ramos
Mido pictured (centre) in action for Tottenham in 2007 during his time as a player in England
Ramos himself took to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning to wish Salah a speedy recovery.
‘Sometimes football shows you its good side and others the bad,’ wrote Ramos.
‘Above all we are fellow pros. Get well soon, Salah. The future awaits you.’
As well as damaging Liverpool’s hopes of European glory, Salah’s injury comes as a major blow to Egypt ahead of the World Cup.
It is not yet clear whether the former Chelsea and Roma winger will be able to take part in Egypt’s campaign in Russia, where they will compete in Group A alongside Uruguay, Saudi Arabia and the tournament hosts.
Ramos and Salah shared a hug as the Liverpool ace left the pitch in the first half on Saturday