Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric took time out of his Champions League final celebrations to have a quiet word with a heartbroken Mohamed Salah – but his teammate has hinted the intentions were not pleasant.
Brazil international Rodrygo, who came off the bench during the closing stages in Paris, has now revealed that Los Blancos did not take too kindly to Salah's call for revenge in the build-up to the showpiece final.
The 21-year-old went on to discuss how Salah's comments were spoken about in training building up to the contest, which led to him laughing in the presence of the Egypt international following the comments of Modric.
Speaking on the Podpah Podcast, Rodrygo said: "When the game was over, the Real Madrid players made a runner.
"Liverpool were passing by, Salah was going through a little sad, head down.
"Modric looked at him and said: 'thank you, Salah. Next time you try again.' And I started laughing."
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The Croatian icon later detailed one moment in which he think the fixture turned, and it wasn't the only goal of the game from Vinicius Jr.
He said: "I think from the disallowed goal we started believing more and I think Liverpool entered a bit of panic.
"They were not that confident anymore and from there we build up and feel more confident, and we started playing better. In the end we won, which is the most important."
Salah did end up having a positive end to the season after being named the PFA Player of the Year, but admitted that he would swap it for a chance to replay the Champions League final.
He said: "Being recognised by the fans and by the sports journalists in the same season is something special that I will never forget.
"I would however give all those personal awards up for a chance at replaying that final, but that is not how football works."
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