Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos remains unrepentant after being involved in two incidents which injured Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat last month.
The Reds slipped to a 3-1 defeat to the Spaniards in Kiev on May 26, with 44-goal Salah being forced off shortly after the half-hour mark after a collision with Ramos.
The Spain international wrestled Salah to the ground to end his participation in the game and the Egpyt international's place at this summer's World Cup remains in doubt as he continues to recover from the injury to his left shoulder.
Ramos was involved in another incident in the second period when he collided with goalkeeper Karius.
Mohamed Salah lies injured on the pitch after a challenge from Sergio Ramos
The tangle occurred shortly before the Reds shot-stopper committed a horrendous error for the opening goal and it has since emerged that Karius suffered a concussion after being felled by Ramos.
However, despite his pantomime villain status among Liverpool and Egypt supporters, Ramos dismissed criticism of his actions and even goaded Reds fans further.
Speaking to reporters on international duty with Spain, he is quoted as saying by AS: "Bloody hell, they've given this a lot of attention, the Salah thing.
"I didn't want to speak because everything is magnified. I see the play well, he grabs my arm first and I fell to the other side, the injury happened to the other arm and they said that I gave him a judo hold.
"After the goalkeeper (Karius) said that I dazed him with a clash with me I am only missing Roberto Firmino saying that he got a cold because of a drop of my sweat!"
Salah initially tried to play through the pain barrier but was forced off with a shoulder injury, bringing a tearful end to an incredible debut campaign at Anfield.
Ramos though believes Salah could have played on had he taken a pain-killing injection, despite the risks to his World Cup place and long-term health.
"I spoke with Salah through messages he was quite good," he added.
"He could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Sergio Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more.
"I don't know if it's because you're at Real Madrid for so long and win for so long that people look at it a different way."
Madrid's victory in Kiev was their third successive Champions League triumph and 13th in total.