Eden Hazard was confident he could get close or even surpass Cristiano Ronaldo, but ruled out reaching Lionel Messi’s level.
The pair of footballing titans have been the standard-bearers in world football for nearly 15 years now, raising the bar with their ridiculous numbers and clutch performances on the big stage.
Hazard has been one of the players in the bracket just below, having scored 110 goals and won two Premier League titles and a slew of individual awards during a wonderful stint at Chelsea.
Hazard teammate John Obi Mikel told The Athletic that “He said it himself sometimes, ‘If I want to be as good, I can be as good. Not as good as Messi because he is from a different planet but I think I can get close to Ronaldo or maybe even better’.
Since joining in 2019, Hazard has suffered 11 different injuries and featured just 25 times in La Liga for Los Blancos.