Mohamed Salah ‘confident’ of being fit in time for World Cup finals

Mohamed Salah ‘confident’ of being fit in time for World Cup finals

Mohamed Salah ‘confident’ of being fit in time for World Cup finals

Cape Town - Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored an acrobatic bicycle-kick goal that left Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius with no hope of saving in Saturday's Champions League final.

Karim Benzema scored a freakish opener early in the second half when he intercepted Karius' attempt to throw the ball to Dejan Lovren, diverting it into the empty Liverpool goal.

There will be sympathy for the 24-year-old Karius on a human level after his nightmare performance, but such mistakes are unacceptable at the highest level.

It will take vast mental strength for Karius to come back from such high profile errors but fans need to bear in mind that people make mistakes and no one goes out to play poorly.

Real have become the first team since Bayern Munich in 1976 to win Europe's elite club trophy three years in a row.

'I would say Bale's second goal was the last straw, ' he added.

"His mistakes were obvious, he knows that, I know, and you know that. I judged it wrong and it went in". I'd just like to turn back the time, but that's not possible.

Karius gifted Real Madrid their opening goal, the final goal and also handed the Spanish side their 13th European title.

"I'm sorry for everyone - from the team, from the whole club - that the mistakes cost dearly", he said on talkSPORT.

It is hard to see how the goalkeeper recovers his credibility with supporters, team-mates and management after a calamitous night in Kiev.

Liverpool lost momentum and relied on an excellent Karius save, pushing away Cristiano Ronaldo's header, just to get to halftime on level terms. "We will come back stronger". It was a goal that effectively relegated us and Dorus was in floods of tears after the game in the dressing room.

Meanwhile, an online petition, started in Britain, calling for Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos to be punished for "intentionally" injuring Liverpool star Mo Salah had received more than 150,000 signature by Sunday night.

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