Gary Neville questions Eden Hazard’s desire at Chelsea
Gary Neville is questioning whether Eden Hazard has what it takes to become one of the world's best players
Gary Neville has questioned whether Eden Hazard has the “killer” instinct needed to become one of the best players in the world.
The Belgian playmaker, along with most of his Chelsea team-mates, has struggled to find consistent form this season and looks a shadow of the player who won the PFA player of the year award earlier this year.
Hazard is yet to find the net for the Blues in the Premier League this season and was unable to prevent the west London club from slipping to a 3-1 defeat by Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Former Manchester United defender Neville had previously tipped Hazard to develop into one of the top players in the world.
However, the ex-England international is now questioning whether the 24-year-old has what it takes to step his game up when others around him are failing to perform.
Neville told Sky Sports on Monday night: “I mentioned three or four months ago that he would become one of the best players in the world.
“The best players have dips but they still contribute to the team, scoring goals, setting up goals.
“You have to question his mentality. I think he is a good boy but is he a killer? Is he really selfish like Messi and Ronaldo?
“He has to answer those questions now because we eulogised over him all last season but when players like him dip like he has at the moment, he has to take the hit.”