Real Madrid will be welcoming Barcelona to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano and the Blancos captain, Sergio Ramos has made a confession about the Catalonia captain Lionel Messi ahead of the El Grand Clasico.
Ramos, who is the most capped player in the Clasico revealed that the Barcelona captain has made them suffer over the years and that he’d have won more titles with Real Madrid if the Argentine was not playing for the Catalan giants.
The 35-year-old defender has won a total of 22 trophies with Real Madrid, including four UEFA Champions League trophies, but the most capped Spanish player believes he could have won more for the defending La Liga champions if Messi was not playing for his rival.
Speaking on his documentary series ‘The Legend of Sergio Ramos’, the Real Madrid captain said: “We’ve suffered against Messi during these years. Perhaps if Barcelona didn’t have him, we would have won more titles.”
He continued: “There 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.”
Real Madrid are determined to defend their title for the first time since 2008, and they will face off with Barcelona for the second Clasico of the season on Saturday, April 10th, 2021, by 8 pm, Nigerian time.