With El Clasico upcoming, los blancos star defender Ramos finally admits Messi made Real Madrid suffer.
The defending stalwart and Blancos captain believes that he would have “more titles” to his name had an iconic Argentine not been at Barcelona.
Real’s talismanic skipper has told his documentary series ‘The Legend of Sergio Ramos’ : “We’ve suffered against Messi during these years.
“Perhaps if Barcelona didn’t have him, we would have won more titles.
“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.”
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A long-serving performer at Santiago Bernabeu has not done badly on the trophy front down the years, with domestic and continental success at club level complemented by World Cup and European Championship glory on an international stage with Spain.
Ramos has four Champions League crowns to his name and five La Liga successes , but Messi has helped Barca to 10 title triumphs and made a habit of dashing the dreams of Clasico rivals down the years.
The 35-year-old will see his contract expire in the summer and no extension has been agreed as yet as he continues to edge towards free agency.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are among those to have seen moves for Ramos mooted as uncertainty reigns over his future at the Bernabeu.