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Ramos hits back at Maradona – Argentines know Messi is their greatest
- Updated: June 21, 2018
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos appears to have taken the ‘hit back’ pill recently as he has not been letting any criticisms of his person as a player slide, hitting back on some occasions recently. It can be recalled that he garnered criticisms after his tackle appeared to injure Mohammed Salah, as well as insinuations that he had also injured Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev.
Ramos didn’t take it lightly as he fired back at Liverpool critics. insinuating that all that was left was for them to conclude that a drop of his sweat had injured Roberto Firmino in the game.
Regardless, another feud appears to be brewing as the Spaniard has hit back at Argentina legend Diego Maradona, suggesting that even Argentines know that Lionel Messi is the best player in Argentina history. This might come as a shock based on Messi’s unpopularity at the Bernabeu with regards to how he has wrecked the Madrid side in recent times.
Messi drew with Argentina against Iceland in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup, missing a potential winning penalty in the course of the game, but this didn’t stop Ramos who aimed the dig at Maradona for insisting that he was not a true leader for Spain.
Ramos said: “In Argentina, they know that Maradona is light years away from the best Argentine player in history, which for me is Lionel Messi,”
Maradona had opined that Ramos’ leadership qualities in the Spanish side were nowhere near the qualities that Diego Godin was displaying in the Uruguay team. Regardless, Ramos was not deterred as his Spain side got the maximum three points against Iran who had stepped into the pitch with a plan to steal a point. Spain now sit top of Group B, followed by Portugal and these are two teams that parade some of Madrid’s key players.
Ramos expressed his satisfaction with the hard-fought win against Carlos Queiroz’s side who defended resolutely until they succumbed to the goal by Diego Costa which may be described as fortunate. The VAR technology was called on in the course of the game after a supposed goal and equalizer by Iran’s Saeid Ezatolahi was ruled out.