Sergio Ramos responds to Antoine Griezmann's Ballon d'Or prediction

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Sergio Ramos has taken a dig at Antoine Griezmann after the French forward said he was on par with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and had his eyes on the Ballon d'Or.

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

The Atletico Madrid star recently said that he feels he should be perceived in the same light as Messi and Ronaldo, despite being snubbed by Federation Internationale de Football Association for the 2018 Best Men's Player of the Year prize.

The Atletico Madrid striker has been among the world's elite for several seasons and took another step towards greatness by helping France to a World Cup triumph in Russian Federation this summer.

"Cristiano and Messi are above everyone", Forlan told Cadena Ser. "Griezmann is still not at their level". And I know other players are going to come for sure. "I'm enjoying being at this table, although I know I can do better". They won every title and they don't have a Ballon d'Or.

Griezmann was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer transfer window, but he explained that his decision to turn down a move to Camp Nou was in part a tribute to his team-mates and head coach Diego Simeone.

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'Saying no to Barcelona shows Atletico's greatness, [coach] Diego Simeone, my teammates, ' he said.

"I trust them and we contribute to each other a lot".

'If they were bad, I'd be gone.

The Atleti striker missed out on a place in the top three for this year's The Best FIFA Men's Player award and was not shy in his assessment that he maybe should've been among the contenders.

Griezmann has scored just once for Atleti this season as they have taken only five points from 12 in their worst start under Simeone, but after suffering a tough period a year ago he said he believed things could turn.

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