Norway striker Joshua King claims that Sergio Ramos is one of the cleanest defenders he has gone up against.
The Bournemouth man was closely marked by the Real Madrid captain during Spain’s 2-1 win over Norway at Mestalla on Saturday night.
The pair squared off in a number of battles but King believes, contrary to what is claimed, that Ramos is a very friendly opponent.
“I think that I did really well against one of the best centre-backs in the world,” he said of the Real Madrid defender.
“Ramos has a reputation of being dirty and rough, but I do not remember going up against a centre-back as nice as him,” he told Norwegian publication VG.
“I have not seen all of his matches but I think that all of his challenges were clean and he seemed to me a very good sportsman.
“He won some duels and I won others, I think it was a good game,” he concluded.
King held his nerve from the penalty spot despite attempts from Ramos and David de Gea to make it 1-1 for his country.
However, Ramos would steal the limelight as his Panenka penalty six minutes gave Spain all three points.