Dublin defender Jonny Cooper says he finds it difficult to interpret comparisons between himself and Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos.
Cooper has been a central figure in his five All-Ireland SFC successes with Dublin to date and his playing style saw him recently dubbed ‘Johnny Ramos’ by former Tyrone forward Owen Mulligan, who admitted he was a massive fan of the Na Fianna clubman.
"It's probably a bad thing in some people's eyes," Cooper is quoted saying by Sky Sports. "Some people have interpreted - I don't know much about soccer - but he (Ramos) has a split fan-base I guess. Some people like him and some people don't.
“That's maybe the same for me. Maybe it is a compliment, I don't know what way it was intended. It's hard to know what way to interpret it.
"I just do what I need to do whether that's defensively or protecting Stephen (Cluxton) or Evan (Comerford) or one of the goalkeepers behind me. I just do what I feel is right at the time, I don't intentionally go to get yellows or anything like that, but sometimes cases will arise that situation just happens.
"I try as best I can to practise the correct technique and tackle and everything else, but sometimes it doesn't work out like that. I've said it loads of times before, I play my best stuff on the edge. Sometimes I misread a situation and misjudge it and consequences happen after that."
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