Sergio Ramos criticises Antoine Griezmann Ballon d’Or talk: ‘Ignorance makes you bold’

Sergio Ramos has criticised Antoine Griezmann for comparing himself to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo: “Ignorance makes you very bold.”

The French forward had commented he was targeting winning the Ballon d’Or but Ramos gave him a reality check, listing off a series of serial winners who had never won individual awards.

“Ignorance makes you very bold,” Ramos told reporters on Tuesday.

“When I hear this boy talk, I remember players like (Francesco) Totti, Raul, (Gianluigi) Buffon, (Iker) Casillas, (Paolo) Maldini, Xavi or (Andres) Iniesta who have won everything but do not have a Ballon d'Or.

“Everyone is free to voice 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 (Griezmann) is a great player and I wish him the best.”

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