Sergio Ramos brands Lionel Messi as GOAT ahead of former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos had consistently sided with his old partner Cristiano Ronaldo, arguing that he is the clear favorite against Lionel Messi in the GOAT debate. However, the Spanish defender now seems to have changed sides.

Lionel Messi’s biggest rivals on the Barcelona pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos wore the same Real Madrid shirt for more than a decade. The legendary tandem won nine consecutive titles between 2009-2018 while playing together for Los Blancos.

When the two players combined on the pitch in January’s massive match between Paris Saint-Germain and the Riyadh All-Stars XI in Saudi Arabia, they thrilled the crowd. It is interesting to note that until now in the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate, the Spaniard has repeatedly backed his former team-mate’s position as the overwhelming favourite.

The veteran defender called Cristiano Ronaldo “the greatest in the world” in 2014. Three years later, he gushes over the Portugal international, claiming he is unlike any striker the world has ever seen.

Sergio Ramos switches alliance in Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate

As a result of his flip of allegiance, Ramos now recognizes the superiority of his Paris Saint-Germain pal, despite the fact that he originally favored Ronaldo. The 36-year-old centre-back, as captain of Real Madrid, competed against the Argentine and his Barcelona team for over a decade.

Having shared the same pitch in Paris since the summer of 2021, Ramos has declared the World Cup champion to be the greatest of all time. “It’s been many years suffering from playing against Lionel Messi. I am now enjoying him. He is the best player football has ever produced”, he said in an interview with PSG TV.

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