‘Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is on course to win the Ballon d’Or’
Former Lille reserve and youth coach Rachid Chihab says Eden Hazard has the potential to be the world's best player
Eden Hazard is on track to win the Ballon d’Or during his spell at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, according to former Lille reserve and youth coach Rachid Chihab.
The 23-year-old Belgium international won the PFA young player of the year award last season after an impressive campaign in which he scored 17 goals in 49 games for the Blues.
You can’t teach him anything about football. He’s got everything
And Chihab feels that the former Lille playmaker is heading towards the title of being one of the world’s best players at Stamford Bridge.
“Eden Hazard has the talent, potential and ability to one day win the Ballon d’Or,” Chihab told Belgian television. “With the coach that he has today, he is on the right track.
“He is someone who was armed psychologically for a high level. For his age he showed great emotional stability at 14 or 15 at Lille, the characteristics of a high level player.
“He had the chance to come to Lille and to be at a good academy that allowed him to flourish, to express himself and become the player he is today.
“He has taken on a new dimension and he has become decisive. He is a boy who just needs support.
“You can’t teach him anything about football. He’s got everything.
“You just need to put the framework around him and make sure he doesn’t have to do everything.”