Forlan knocks Griezmann off his pedestal after Messi, Ronaldo claim

Sergio Ramos Antoine Griezmann

Forlan knocks Griezmann off his pedestal after Messi, Ronaldo claim

Asked whether he was dining at the same table as Messi, he said: "Yes, I think so".

It's clear that the image didn't go down too well with Ramos, who took advantage of a question about Griezmann comparing himself with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid captain and defender Sergio Ramos has lashed out on Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann over his recent claims of being at par with pair of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as world's best player.

"I think the Ballon d'Or has more prestige, a richer history", said Griezmann.

Griezmann helped fire France to victory at the World Cup this summer, while he has also won the Europa League with Atletico.

The final being staged at the Wanda: "Irrespective of the venue for the final, a club like Real Madrid are obliged to defend the title and it's an added incentive that the game will be held at the ground of our city rivals". And I know other players will come, for sure. "I'm enjoying being at this table, although I know I can do better".

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The World Cup-winning France forward missed out on the three-man shortlist for FIFA's The Best award, the victor of which will be announced on September 24, but he is nevertheless feeling confident of his chances of being named the world's best player later in the year.

Griezmann also expressed his disappointment at being overlooked by Federation Internationale de Football Association for the Men's Player of the Year award in an interview with AS on Monday. "I'm not going to score 50 goals, but I look to help in attack and work for the team".

"But I have always said that he is a great player and I wish him the best". I'm at the top but I can improve.

"I stay where they give me more love".

Atletico's disappointing start to the new La Liga season continued on Saturday as they drew 1-1 with Eibar, with Monaco up next for Simeone's men in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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