Only the best players eat at this "top table" with the general consensus that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been dining there together, alone, for the best part of a decade.
However, former Atletico striker Forlan does not agree with the FranceWorld Cup winner's assessment.
"His ignorance is very bold, "Ramos said to reporters at his pre-match press conference". When I listen to this kid talk I remember players like Totti who have won everything and do not have a Ballon d'Or.
"Cristiano and Messi are above everyone", Forlan told Cadena Ser. "Griezmann is still not at their level". But I know other players will emerge for sure.
In contrast to FIFA's prize, the Ballon d'Or victor is determined by votes from journalists, and Griezmann described the prize as more prestigious. I want to make them grow and I have confidence in them to make me grow'. I want to be the most complete I can be.
Griezmann missed out on making the final three for FIFA's The Best awards, with Ramos' old team-mate Ronaldo, and current team-mate Luka Modric making the list.
"Everyone is free to express 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".
"We have helped each other a lot and everything is very positive so that this keeps improving". "Real Madrid start from zero every season".