Ramos conceded: "Facing Messi you are facing the best, not only now, he's been like this for a few years. We must take our hat off to him because he is a player that makes the difference, and today, although Barcelona has its bad games or good games Messi continues to maintain that difference, and at a high level.
"He is the most feared player of Barcelona."
He added: "We face a moment in the season where points really make the difference between Barcelona and us. Any error can cost you the league."