Eden Hazard, since his breakthrough in Lille, has often been compared to some of the best players in the world, despite his shortfalls as a forward. He mostly gets likened to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, for his sheer ingenuity on the ball, but the Chelsea star admits he is still some ranks below the La Liga pair.
The Belgium international has been one of the most sort after players in world football following his achievements with Chelsea since he arrived at the club in 2012.
He has been instrumental in the Blues capturing of two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Europa League.
And ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Barcelona in the Champions League, it’s expected that comparisons to Messi arises again, as both men will be seen together on the same pitch for the first time in club colors.
However, Hazard insists he is not comparable to the two greats, and is still trying to reach their level.
It’s good to be compared with the greatest ever, Messi and Ronaldo. But I am different, completely different. We play in different league. I want to do my job.
I try to reach their level, because they are the best. So, every season I try to do my best. If you want to be one of the best you need to play well in the big games. [Tuesday] a big game, so let’s go for it.”
Eden Hazard, Sport