The Spain boss highlights the importance of high-profile names for the Spanish top flight and is adamant that Iker Casillas remains a key figure for the national side
Messi has won each edition of the award since the Ballon d'Or merged with the Fifa World Player of the Year award in 2010 but the Argentine faces stiff competition from the Portugal international and the Bayern winger this time around.
"I think it's very good for Spanish football to have players like Messi and Ronaldo," Del Bosque told Libertad FM.
"They never go long without scoring a goal and it's a privilege for La Liga to have players like them.
"I have no idea who will win the Ballon d'Or and I must admit that I do not really care. The three candidates are all very good and there's no shame in losing to any one of them."
Del Bosque then went on to discuss the position of Iker Casillas, given the goalkeeper's ongoing substitute role at Real Madrid, and insisted that the experienced shot-stopper's changed status does not affect his role for Spain.
He added: "Iker is active and training. He is playing in the Champions League and I don't see any problems. Physically he's fine."