Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has brashly hailed his side as the best in the world ahead of his side's El Clasico clash with Barcelona at the Camp Nou in a week's time.
Ramos was speaking after helping his side thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, a win which came on the same day that Barca destroyed Almeria 8-0.
Spain right-back Ramos told his club's official website: "I hope football fans enjoy a great match next week and that we bring a win back to Madrid.
"We don't need to pay attention to anyone but ourselves. We have our own identity and we hope to stay on track. This is the best team in the world by far."
Ramos' team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick against Bilbao, was also less than impressed by Barca's victory, adding: "The 8-0 at Almeria doesn't tell me anything, let's see if they score eight goals against us on Monday.
"We have a great team and we are very happy."