Cape Town - Roberto Firmino has hit back at Sergio Ramos, calling the Spain defender’s comments about the Champions League final "idiotic".
The Real Madrid captain came under fire from Brazil striker Firmino
after criticising Reds’ keeper Loris Karius, Mohamed Salah and Firmino
himself in the days since the May 26 match, which Madrid won 3-1 to
secure a third successive title.
Ramos told Spanish newspaper AS this week that Salah had instigated
the incident between the two players that led to the Egyptian forward
being forced off in the first half with a shoulder injury, and that he
could have played on with a pain-killing injury..
He also laughed off claims that he had caused Karius to suffer
concussion, adding: "I am only missing Roberto Firmino saying he got a
cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him."
Speaking to reporters ahead of Brazil's friendly match with Austria on Sunday, Firmino hit back at Ramos.
He said: "I prefer not to make any comments, I think he has a view
because he was the champion but I thought what he said was idiotic, but
Ramos has become a target for fan anger since the match.
Egyptian lawyer Bassem Wahba has filed a £873 million lawsuit against Ramos
amid fears that Salah may miss Egypt’s 2018 World Cup campaign, while
more than 400 000 fans have signed a petition calling for UEFA action