Eden Hazard aims to become best in the world at Chelsea
Eden Hazard believes he will soon be able to compete with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for title of world's best player
Eden Hazard believes that he will soon be able to compete with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of the best player in the world.
The Belgian playmaker has been in fine form for Chelsea under Jose Mourinho this season, scoring nine goals and making five assists in the Premier League.
I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo in the near future, if I put in some more effort
And the 23-year-old feels that he is on his way to becoming one of the world’s top players.
“Of course I want to be the best in the world,” Hazard told Het Laatste Nieuws.
“Previously I was more worried about the game itself: football was just a game for me, I wanted to amuse myself and didn’t bother what the people thought about me.
“But since I’m here at Chelsea, I’ve become more aware of my qualities, I guess. Before I knew I was a good player, but not one of the better players in the world. I’ve matured.
“On the pitch, I haven’t changed much. I’m still the same, but I realised that I’ll have to perform consistently, game in, game out.
“Now I realise that I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo in the near future, if I put in some more effort.
“I don’t know if I will ever reach their level. It’ll be hard, they have incredible stats, but I accept the challenge.”