Everyone knows that Sergio Ramos is the biggest asshole in the world of football. But some fans know it more than others, and that’s the case for Liverpool fans after what Ramos did to Mo Salah in last year’s Champions League Final. Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham Hotspur central defender, wants to emulate the master of the “dark arts” when he faces off against Liverpool in this year’s final.
“I watch video clips of him [Ramos], Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini. Their aggression…” Sanchez told the Express. “After a few years you have to realize that’s important for some defenders. You have to admit, yes you play football, but at the same time you must not forget you are a defender and have to fight. Put your face in where it hurts.
“Sometimes the striker doesn’t care. You see Roberto Firmino against his guy. Crash. Block. Harry Kane as well. If he has to put his leg in, he will.
“His injury, against Manchester United, was the same. His ankle was injured because he tried to block. And boom. Against City as well. The strikers are more worried about recovering the ball themselves these days and you have to be ready to fight against them.”
Hopefully Sanchez channels the Sergio Ramos red card energy instead of the Sergio Ramos injures a star player energy.