Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid remains the best team on the world, as they prepare for their weekend clash against Barcelona.
Madrid are third on the log and 10 points behind Barcelona with eight games left.
However, while Ramos admits Luis Enrique’s side have been “the best in almost all competitions” recently, he still believes Madrid sit on top of the pile ahead of the season’s second Clasico.
“These type of games have always been very special, especially given what they involve and the media reaction they have,” the defender told Bwin.
“At the end of the day, we’re the best team in the world playing against another team who in recent years have also been the best in nearly every competition.
“This rivalry has intensified and in the Clasico you notice it even more.
“The most important thing is that the team plays a good game and, obviously, wins.”