Russia are ready to get rough with Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah at the World Cup.
Salah is fighting to prove his fitness ahead of the tournament after he was forced off in the Champions League final two weeks ago.
The Egypt striker tangled with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos in the first half in Kiev and landed heavily on his shoulder before leaving the pitch in tears.
Russian defender Ilya Kutepov said: “Salah’s game doesn’t worry me. How do you stop him? Well, you can do what Sergio Ramos did for example.
“He showed us one way of stopping him and I can’t say that I was upset when I watched him get injured in the final.
“I wish him a quick recovery and I’ll be happy if he plays at the World Cup because it helps you improve when you play against such a genius.”