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"Having Messi as a teammate is a privilege for me" - Former rival Sergio Ramos

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defender Sergio Ramos has heaped praise on his current teammate Lionel Messi.

The pair were rivals when they played in Spain, with Ramos representing Real Madrid

and the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner playing for Barcelona. They were also involved in a few scuffles during various El Clasico clashes.

However, with both players playing for PSG now, they seem to be on the same page, as indicated by Ramos' comments

The pair were also seen celebrating a goal together during the Ligue 1 giants' pre-season tour of Japan ahead of the new season.

Speaking in an interview with ESPN (via Le10Sport) the Spanish defender was quoted as saying the following:

"Having Messi as a teammate is a privilege for me, I don't need to compliment him

he compliments himself with the game he plays. Everyone knows who he is. I hope he will continue like that."

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