One-and-a-half weeks since Real Madrid claimed their 13th European title, the fall out from that dramatic night in Kiev continues to rumble on.
The majority of the controversy following the the game has surrounded Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, with his challenge on Mo Salah and a collision with Loris Karius making the headlines.
While Salah’s injury won’t keep him out of the World Cup, revelations on Monday from the University of Massachusetts claim that Karius was suffering from concussion during the final – something that would have affected his vision and could have contributed to the two mistakes that he made which ultimately cost Liverpool the game.
Now, with everyone pointing fingers at Ramos once again, and some fans even demanding the final be replayed, the Real Madrid skipper has spoken to Spanish media to respond to the report about Karius:
“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. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him.”
He did however send his apologies to Mohamed Salah for the injury that suffered, but claimed that the Egyptian could have carried on with the help of a painkilling injection:
“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.”