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Iniesta was mocked by Ramos.

Sergio Ramos teases Andres Iniesta about his height during press conference

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Barcelona and Real Madrid players may be the biggest rivals during the domestic season, but when it comes to international tournaments they have no choice but to get on.

This summer, the two Spanish giants don’t exactly dominate Spain’s 23-man squad with Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta from Barcelona and Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez from Madrid.

But, just because there are only seven members from the El Clasico sides in the Spain camp, it hasn’t stopped a bit of banter between Madrid and Barca colleagues.

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That's exactly what happened on Thursday in a press conference involving Ramos and Iniesta.

Iniesta was talking to the press ahead of their second group fixture against Turkey and carrying out his media duties with professionalism. However, his captain, Ramos, had other ideas.

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Ramos decided he would mock the midfielder for his height while he tried to speak to the reporters and proceeded to lower his chair so he was the same height as Ramos.

Watch the video of Ramos being cheeky below:

Iniesta's masterclass

If Ramos wants to take the mickey out of any Spanish player, it certainly shouldn’t be Iniesta.

The 32-year-old was instrumental in Spain’s victory against Czech Republic and produced a sublime cross for Gerard Pique’s winner late on.

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The goal meant that Spain off to the perfect start as they aim to win their third consecutive European Championship trophy and both Ramos and Iniesta will be key if they are to go all the way in France this summer.

The pair have racked up a remarkable 240 caps between them, lifting the World Cup once and the European Championships twice.

Ramos' true feelings towards Iniesta

But we all know Ramos’ true feelings for Iniesta. In March, the Real Madrid defender made this bizarre comment about the legendary midfielder.

"Iniesta is the boyfriend that every mother wants," he said at a press conference.

Euro 2016 - Spain Press Conference

"The figures over his career tell you all you need to know. He is a magical player.

"There are few players in the world that can compare to him, but unfortunately he is not with us at Real Madrid."

Tough for Spain

While they got their Euro 2016 campaign off to a winning start, Ramos believes that Spain will find it tough this summer because their opponents will all lift their game in an attempt to beat them.

"It's clear that all the squads are more motivated when they face us," he told Marca.

"We are the reigning European champions and we've also been world champions.

Spain v Czech Republic - Group D: UEFA Euro 2016

"We have a good history and everyone wants to beat us.

"Our style of play is very characteristic and everyone has been studying it thoroughly so we have to reinvent ourselves to carry on fighting to achieve the highest levels of success."

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Topics:
Barcelona
La Liga
Spain Football
Euro 2016
Real Madrid
Football
Cristiano Ronaldo
Andres Iniesta
Lionel Messi

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