Real Madrid CF captain Sergio Ramos has had his say on bitter rival Barcelona FC’s great run of form, reminding them that form is temporary and in football, change is inevitable.

The World Cup winning Spanish defender was at the La Liga awards on Monday and addressed the impressive form of Barcelona which was highlighted in the 4-0 El Clasico win against Ramos’ Real,

a Football changes in a matter of hours and last season we ended the year really well and Barca were worse than us, but at the end of the season they won the treble,a the 29-year-old said, according to

a You have to be prepared for both the praise and the criticism because, like I said, football is always changing.a

Ballon d’Or Between Madrid And Barca

The final 3 footballers in contention for this years Ballon d’Or are Ramos’ rivals Neymar and Messi and teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. He also acknowledged that all of them deserved to be in contention and also admitted to being slightly envious.

a It doesna t depend on me,a he stated. a I dona t know what criteria they use to judge it, but the three of them all deserve to be there.

a I have a little bit of healthy envy that Ia ve not been able to experience a moment like [being a Ballon da Or finalist], but all three are ready [to win it].a