Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini described Sergio Ramos’ foul on Mohamed Salah in the 2018 CL final as a stroke of genius.
“They say that he is impulsive and not tactical at all, that his mistakes concede eight to ten goals every season, that he is very technical and could be a striker,” said Chiellini, who made such statements about the 34-year-old cannot understand.
Chiellini on Ramos: “His foul on Salah was a feat”
“He has two characteristics that almost no one else has. He knows how to be decisive in big games,” Chiellini said, referring to Ramos’ foul on Mohamed Salah in the 2018 Champions League final: “With interventions that affect everyone Go beyond logic and even cause injuries with almost devilish wit. “
Back then, Ramos had pulled the Liverpool attacker to the ground and thrown his entire weight on his shoulder. Salah could not continue afterwards and had to be replaced with tears. Real Madrid won 3-1 after 90 minutes.
“The foul on Salah was a feat,” said Chiellini, who knows the consequences of such actions: “He always said that he didn’t do it on purpose because he knew that in nine out of ten cases, in which he falls and doesn’t let go risks breaking his opponent’s arm. ”
Chiellini: “Without Ramos, the other defenders look like students”
But it was precisely those chess moves that made Ramos’ supporters look better: “The energy that Ramos transfers through his presence alone is incredible. Without Ramos, Varane, Carvajal and Marcelo look like students,” said the Italian international.
He is even convinced that Real Madrid would not have failed against Ajax Amsterdam last season in the round of 16 of the Champions League if Ramos hadn’t missed in the second leg (1-4): “You can be sure that they won’t score three goals with him I would bet on that, “Chiellini concluded.