Griezmann feels he’s on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi.
The Atletico Madrid forward has been heavily criticised by many after making the considerable claim. The one who has done the most is his city rival’s captain. Ramos feels Griezmann should look some of his team-mates to learn values. The Real Madrid captain told Sky Sports,
“Ignorance makes you very bold. When I hear this kid talk, I remember players like (Francesco) Totti, Raul, (Gianluigi) Buffon, (Iker) Casillas, (Paolo) Maldini, Xavi or (Andres) Iniesta who have won everything but not a Ballon d’Or. Everyone is free to express their opinion, but I think he should take the advice of (Diego) Simeone, (Diego) Godin or Koke, who represent the values that serve them (Atletico Madrid) well. I have always said that he is a great player and I wish him the best.”
The Spanish captain has also responded to Gareth Bale’s comment on Ronaldo and explained what the Welshman meant.
“The hole he leaves has been filled, even though we know how big [that hole] is. We have a great squad. Cris gives you many things but maybe he takes things from you as well – very few, but some. We were more direct before, counterattacking, using his pace. Maybe now we’ve adapted to the squad: we have more possession, other ways of hurting opponents.”
He further added,
“We appreciate and feel affection for all the great players who have played for us – and he is one of them – but life goes on without them. We wish him the best, so long as it’s not against us. What can I say about Cris? He marked a wonderful era, he broke practically every record, but we can’t live off that.”
Sergio Ramos and his men have moved on wishing Ronaldo all the best. But it will be interesting to see how they cope up in the Champions League where Ronaldo made a huge contribution throughout his career in Los Blancos.