Admittedly, before it happened in the summer, it would have been extremely difficult to see both Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos turning out for the same team, however here we are!
The pair are yet to actually be on the field at the same time for Paris Saint-Germain since they both decided to join the Ligue 1 giants, with the Spaniard having been injured for much of his time.
In fact, the centre-back has played just five times in the entirety of 2021, with his last appearance having been in last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-final defeat for Real Madrid against eventual champions, Chelsea on May 5. Perhaps he has been able to enjoy himself at the top paying online casino NZ has to offer whilst trying to recover from the various injury issues that he has sustained throughout his career?
Nonetheless, it is not like Messi and Ramos have met each other whilst in and around the club, though, and the Argentine superstar has revealed all about the relationship between the once fierce rivals.
Speaking in an interview held by Marca, Messi admitted that it is ‘weird’ to be on the same team, whilst he also stated that the ‘spectacular’ player is also a ‘great person’.
Of course, the two spent many years as captains of Barcelona and Real Madrid and going up against each other in El Clasicos, but it seems that the pair are fine and happy to be together on the same team after some intense rivalries.
‘Now nothing,’ Messi told Marca when asked if he feels anything strange about playing with Ramos. ‘But at first it was weird after so many years of being rivals, being the two captains of Barcelona and Madrid, after so many Clasicos played, so many fights we had on the pitch.
‘But all that is in the past and we have always respected each other a lot, no matter how much we have been rivals in those Clasicos. Having him as a teammate today is spectacular.
‘Little by little he is getting back up to speed and hopefully he will play as quickly as possible because he is going to be a fundamental player in order to fight for our targets.’
Messi did admit, though, that he feels like he knows Ramos rather well through the Spaniard’s friendships with fellow national team players whilst on duty with Spain. For instance, players such as Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Sergio Busquets all helped the South American to understand the defender in a better way than before.
‘I already knew him,’ added Messi. ‘It is true that we had not spoken at length, but we had crossed paths in LaLiga for many years and we had spoken more than once.
‘I already had an idea of what he was like. I had former teammates who had been with him in the Spanish national team so I already knew him.
‘And now, having had more time together in Paris, I have seen that he is a great person.’