Ramos' family received threats after Salah row


Sergio Ramos insists that he is "not worried" about the reception he receives when Spain face England, amid the ongoing fallout from his challenge on Mohamed Salah.

Meanwhile, he was effusive in his praise for Spain and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea who made a string of saves to keep England and especially Marcus Rashford at bay. In the end you feel it, but I stay out of everything.

However, Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had take over. "Everyone remembers the final but nobody remembers the death threats that my family and my children received", Ramos was quoted as saying by a football-specific website.

'It is a very sensitive issue that people maybe take as a joke about and [that's why they] whistle in a great stadium like this.

The experienced centre back was vilified after the incident and continues to be a divisive figure in England, though he continues to protest that his "conscience is clear" over the incident. However, Ramos has time and again denied trying to intentionally hurt Salah.

"I'm not really concerned about that", he said when asked about the possible reaction towards him from a capacity crowd.

"I have a clear conscience", he said. "I try to escape them but it does not influence my game", Ramos said.

"He is a great leader in any situation, a person who drags in and out. It will not change anything in my game or in me".

"He is a great goalkeeper".

"He is captain as the most capped player", Enrique said on the eve of his first game in charge of Spain.

Ramos was also involved in a collision with Loris Karius before the goalkeeper made two crucial mistakes for first and third goals.

He may deserve more respect, but that is one thing he's likely not to win.

The legal practitioner is livid with the way Sergio tackled the Egypt global which ended his night in Kiev and also put Salah in serious doubt for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.