Paris Saint-Germain defender, Sergio Ramos, has named teammate, Lionel Messi and not his former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, as the best player football has ever produced.
Ramos also admitted that he suffered against Messi during their time in the Spanish La Liga playing for Real Madrid and Barcelona, respectively.
After spending many years playing against Messi, Ramos is finally happy to be competing alongside the Argentine World Cup winner now, as he considers him the best player in football history.
Both players were up against each other in many El Clasico fixtures.
In 2010, when Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 5-0, Ramos received a red card in the final minutes of the game for a nasty foul on Messi.
The Spanish centre-back was also sent off in 2017 for a two-footed lunge at Messi.
Ramos and Messi were involved in a spat in 2019 when the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was caught by the defender’s flailing arm.
The two butted heads before being separated by their teammates.
The understandably feisty relationship is well behind them, though, as they now team up on the same side at PSG.
Speaking about Messi, Ramos told PSG TV (via GOAL): “There was suffering for several years playing against Messi.
“I am now enjoying him. He is the best player football has ever produced.”