Sergio Ramos insists he would rather play at Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil than Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The Argentinian attacker enjoyed a stunning 2012-13 campaign, scoring 46 times in 32 Liga games as Barca cruised to the title.
He has now been joined by Brazilian superstar Neymar, who backed up his €53million price-tag with a series of sparkling displays for his country at the FIFA Confederations Cup, which Brazil won on home soil.
Despite the talents of the Camp Nou pair, however, Ramos is delighted with the attacking options at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo netted 55 times in as many games last term, while Germany international Ozil racked up a superb 24 assists in 52 games, also scoring 10 goals of his own.
Real have also bolstered their attacking ranks in the close-season with the signing of Isco from Malaga.
The 21-year-old was hugely impressive for the Andalusian side last term and also helped Spain Under-21s to the UEFA European Championship title in July, scoring three goals in five outings.
"Neymar and Messi? I prefer Cristiano, Ozil and Isco, my team mates here," Ramos told ESPN.
"No-one is in any doubt that they are great players, but I just prefer those who are in our team."
Ramos is in confident mood ahead of the new season, with Carlo Ancelotti having replaced the divisive Jose Mourinho as Madrid manager.
The Portuguese fell out with a number of his first-team squad last season, but Ramos is enthused by the early going under Ancelotti, as well as an influx of young Spanish talent into the team.
He added: "I just think about the good things that happened. I’m not a resentful person. I just remember all of the things I learned during a period which is over now.
"A new coach has arrived and we have a few new players. Now the squad is younger and the emphasis has been on bringing in young, Spanish players and that is positive ahead of the new season, which we’re really looking forward to.
"Those of us who have been at the club for a while realize that we need some stability regarding the coach’s position – it’s what we need to help us to win as many trophies as we can."
|UEFA Europa League Preview: Brondby and Slovan to protect handsome leads|
|Bentaleb pens new long-term deal at Tottenham|
|Barca agree Turan deal|
|FIFA bans Mayne-Nicholls|
|United States v Honduras: Klinsmann demands improvement ahead of Gold Cup opener|
|CONCACAF institutes extensive reforms in wake of FIFA corruption scandal|
|Mauri completes Milan move|
|City sign Turkey striker|
|Women´s World Cup final draws huge US TV ratings|
|My first Chelsea team better than current crop - Drogba|
|Bertrand set for lay-off after knee surgery|
|New five-year Juve deal for Marchisio|
|Allegri extends Juve contract|
|Koeman reiterates Alderweireld interest|
|Valencia bag Bakkali|
|New York City FC complete Pirlo capture|
|Panama v Haiti: Collat ready to challenge the best of CONCACAF|
|UEFA Champions League Preview: Harrison eyes TNS progression|
|FIFA sanctions Yemen for fielding ineligible player|
|Toulouse rubbish Ben Yedder exit reports|
|Mourinho ´knows what he´s doing´ with Falcao signing|
|Watford shell out club-record fee for Capoue|
|Braafheid signs Lazio extension|
|Nani finalises Fenerbahce move|
|Liverpool confirm O´Driscoll appointment|
|Liverpool have to start better - Lucas|
|USA simply too good - Sasaki|
|Portland Timbers 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0: Jewsbury wins it in stoppage time|
|No move yet for Van Persie|
|Lloyd wins Golden Ball, Silver Boot awards|
|Mascherano: I never grabbed Banega|
|Dunga requested Brazil not appeal Neymar´s suspension|
|United States 5 Japan 2: Lloyd stars with hat-trick|
|Fiorentina deny Inter criticism|
|Nani relishing Fenerbahce opportunity|
|Newcastle hold talks over Northampton youngster|
|Cuadrado´s agent plays down Chelsea exit rumours|
|Liverpool´s Alberto set for Deportivo loan|
|Leverkusen suffer surprise defeat, Stuttgart hit six|
|Inter ´dismayed´ at Fiorentina vice-president´s Salah Twitter outburst|
|Blaszczykowski ruled out of Dortmund´s Asia tour|
|Gerrard gets the beers in for LA Galaxy fans|
|De Gea coy over Real links|
|Former Brazil star Carlos handed Delhi reins|
|Ciftci will not push through Celtic switch – agent|
|In-demand Mitrovic considering Roma offer|
|Lehmann calls on Cech to ´get over´ Chelsea|
|Marlos double sinks Monaco|
|Mauritius 0 South Africa 2 (agg 0-5): Bafana set up Angola qualifier|
|Keane relishing Gerrard arrival|
|Palace confirm Cabaye interest|
|Hamburg bring in Spahic after head-butt ban|
|Blatter hits out at France and Germany over World Cup votes|
|Sanchez: World Cup exit spurred Chile to Copa glory|
|Jojic makes Cologne switch, Santana move falls through|
|Carrillo keen to get going at Monaco|
|Micronesia thrashed 38-0 as Fiji triumph in Olympic qualifier|
|Schalke stunned by ´machine´ Caicara|
|MLS Review: Keane shines at Gerrard´s Galaxy unveiling|
|Counter-attacking the key for Japan|
|Jimenez happy at Atletico|
|Gerrard predicts ´successful future´ with Galaxy|
|Iniesta can´t see Real selling Ramos|
|Keshi sacked as Nigeria coach|
|Three finals, three defeats for Messi, Mascherano|
|Nani close to Fenerbahce move|
|Sampaoli revels in ´unbelievable joy´|
|Bravo: Copa victory a dream|
|Martino: Argentina should have won|
|Chile 0 Argentina 0 (4-1 on penalties): Hosts end trophy drought|
|Germany 0 England 1 (after extra time): England make World Cup history|