Sergio Ramos makes honest admission about fierce rival Lionel Messi.
The Catalans enjoyed a trophy-laden spell under former manager Pep Guardiola.
Barcelona have witnessed their most dominant period with Messi present.
Ramos who has joined Madrid in 2005 has five La Liga titles under his belt but in the same time span Barcelona have won eight as well as domestic cups.
Sergio Ramos admits that Madrid could have won more titles than Barcelona if the Argentine was not in the picture.
Spain’s two heavyweights will be facing each other in this weekend’s El Clasico clash at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.
“We’ve suffered against Messi during these years,” Ramos said in his documentary series The Legend of Sergio Ramos.
“Perhaps if Barcelona didn’t have him, we would have won more titles.
“There was a time when we faced the best Barcelona in history. We had a great coach like [Jose] Mourinho, but it was hard for us to beat them.
“We didn’t win much and there was a lot of tension, caused by either them or by us.”