Formerly his rival and now his new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate, Sergio Ramos wants Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or. Having just debuted for his new club (football prediction), Ramos hopes that Messi can bring home the honour once again.
Ramos has wished Messi “all the luck in the world” ahead of this week’s Ballon d’Or ceremony (the football news).
The former rivals-turned-clubmates at the Ligue 1 giants helped inspire a comeback win against Saint-Etienne this weekend.
It was the Spaniard’s full debut for the Parisian club. As for the Argentine, we saw Messi notching up a hat-trick of assists in a 3-1 win.
And we must say, any rumoured animosity behind the two players’ mutual respect seems to have dissipated between them now.
Moreover, after their link-up on the pitch in the French capital, Ramos has praised Messi off the pitch too.
Sergio Ramos Wants Lionel Messi to Win the Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi is a nominee among 30 for the French award of Ballon d’Or, hoping for a record seventh victory.
As Messi could become the world’s greatest player for a record number of times, Sergio Ramos is fully backing him. He wants Messi to succeed in winning the award once more.
The defender backed his new team-mate to claim the individual prize even after spending many years as rivals.
“Yes, of course [I hope he wins],” Ramos told ESPN ahead of this week’s ceremony. “I’m going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world.
“He’s in good shape, and I think he’s the kind of player who really makes a difference. He’s a unique player and it’s a privilege to have him in the team.
“I think that bit by bit, each of us is going to bring our own quality to make Paris Saint-Germain even greater and achieve the things we want to achieve.”