Real Madrid defender, Sergio Ramos, has set his sights on winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or this year.
Ramos has scored the injury-time equalizer in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid and had also impressed through a brace in the semi-final second leg at Bayern Munich.
Many consider this the 28-year-old’s best season and suspect him to be in contention for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, if he can continue his fine form at the World Cup in Brazil.
"I'm at my best. I've had a great year, both on a personal and professional front. Let's hope it continues for the World Cup in Brazil. The whole Spanish national squad have to give it every last drop of sweat", he told Marca.
"I would love to win the Ballon d'Or, but honestly, I'm not even thinking about it. In the end, individual titles are achieved with the help of all your teammates.
“It isn't Sergio Ramos's 'Decima', it's everyone's. There are lots of people who have worked hard to win the title. It's been a great year for all 'Madridistas'.”
"This is the most important time of my life and the truth is that I'm loving it. I'm really happy about becoming a father and about having had a great season.
“Those things all add up and make you grow emotionally.”
In 2013, Ramos’ teammate Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or, after it had been won four years in row by Lionel Messi.
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