Eden Hazard: Why I’m not a top-five player yet

Chelsea star Eden Hazard reflects on why he's not as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - yet

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Eden Hazard believes that he still has some way to go before he can consider himself to be one of the top players in the world.

The 23-year-old won the PFA young player of the year award last season and is likely to be a contender for the 2014 Ballon d’Or award.

But the Chelsea playmaker feels that he plenty of room for improvement as he looks to emulate the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I’m not a top-five player yet,” Hazard said. “Maybe I’m close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects.

“You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top games. I start doing that, like I did against Manchester City and Arsenal.

“Who are better than me? The two extra-terrestrials, Ronaldo and Messi, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Franck] Ribery and [Arjen] Robben. They make the difference almost every game.

“My World Cup wasn’t good, neither bad. They [Belgium fans] expected from me that I would make the difference every game, like Messi does for Argentina. You can’t forget this was my first World Cup and I’ve been decisive two times.”

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