Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos has revealed that he has no doubts that his club would have enjoyed a lot more success during his time at the club if not for FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi's genius.
"We've suffered against Messi during these years," Ramos said in his documentary series 'The Legend of Sergio Ramos', as quoted by Marca.
He added, "Perhaps if Barcelona didn't have him, we would have won more titles. here was a time when we faced the best Barcelona in history. We had a great coach like [Jose] Mourinho, but it was hard for us to beat them. We didn't win much and there was a lot of tension, caused by either them or by us."
Meanwhile, Ramos was also asked about the prospect of Messi joining Real Madrid during the time when the Argentine announced he wanted to leave Barcelona.
Ramos, at that time, said, "Of course, 100% (Messi is invited at Real Madrid). "He could stay at mine for the first week or so. He can find his feet and get comfy, I'd be more than happy to do that."