Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi have spent years fighting on the pitch while at Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the two are now in doubt in Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish and Argentine midfielder entered the stadium together for the first time on Saturday, as Ramos made his debut in PSG’s 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne. Ramos spoke after the game about having Messi on the sidelines and looking forward to the future.
“He’s in good shape, and I think he’s the kind of player who makes a difference,” Ramos told ESPN.
“He is a different player and it is a privilege to have him in the team.
“I think little by little, each of us will bring our quality to make Paris Saint-Germain even bigger and achieve what we want to achieve.”
The Spanish defender has also been asked if he wants Messi to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.
“Yes, I will protect the boys in my team,” said Ramos.
“I wish him the best of luck in the world.”