Real Madrid legend and current Paris Saint-Germain defender, Sergio Ramos has opened up on former rival and current club team-mate, Lionel Messi and whether the Argentinian will add a seventh Ballon d'Or award to his name.
Messi has been tipped to win the Ballon d'Or award this year, with the ceremony scheduled to take place on Monday, 29 November in Paris. Ramos and Messi played for the first together on the pitch, during PSG's 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday and the Spaniard was full of praise for the striker.
"He's in good shape, and I think he's the kind of player who really makes a difference. He's a unique player and it's a privilege to have him in the team. I think that bit by bit, each of us is going to bring our own quality to make Paris Saint-Germain even greater and achieve the things we want to achieve," he told ESPN.
Ramos was also asked whether he wanted to see Messi win the Ballon d'Or award this year and the Spaniard reiterated that he would always support his fellow team-mates.
"Yes, of course I'm going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world."
It will be interesting to see whether Messi adds to his record six awards tonight considering that he is facing competition from Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski - who many believe deserves to win the honour this time around.