Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 08:11 GMT
CAIRO, 19 August 2020: Dejan Lovren, current Zenit St Petersburg and former Liverpool defender, has said that he deliberately hit Sergio Ramos after he hurt Mohamed Salah in the 2018 UEFA Champions League final.
Lovren said, in an interview he had with Egyptian TV channel Sada El Balad, about the incident: "I deliberately hit Ramos after hurting Salah? Yes, this is possible. I do not want to make a big story, but I think that what Ramos did was intentional to injure my friend, so it was It is time to pay for what he has done.
And he continued, "We were playing much better than Real Madrid before Salah was injured in the Champions League final. His exit was a big blow for us, after his exit, they began to dominate the match."
He continued, "Salah made a great effort to return from injury to play in the World Cup with the Egyptian national team."
Regarding Salah's reaction to his beating of Ramos, Lovren said: "I will not tell you, but he laughed."
He added, "Luka Modric tried to reduce the tension between me and Ramos, and we were facing Spain together with the Croatian national team, and I deliberately hit him with my elbows and told him that we have drawn now."
He continued, "I respect Ramos as a player and what he does for his team. He has won a lot of titles, but on the other hand, he does some behavior that I do not like and harm the players."