HAZARD: "It’s very important to test myself against Ronaldo or Messi."
Eden Hazard had another good game against Galatasaray on Tuesday night and is already looking forward to the Quarter Final draw tomorrow....
Eden Hazard had another good game against Galatasaray on Tuesday night and is already looking forward to the Quarter Final draw tomorrow. If he had his way, he would like to face Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard has recently been spoken of as a future Ballon D'Or winner. We look at the names who have won that prestigious award in recent seasons and we look at Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hazard, speaking after the win the other night, openly admitted that a draw to face those sides and to come up against the greatest players in the world, is something he wants to happen so he can look at his own development.
“For me, for a young player, it’s very important to test myself against Ronaldo or Messi. Just to be on the pitch with them would be good and I would try to do well.
It’s an aspiration for me to be as good as Ronaldo and Messi. I watch a lot of games they play in and I try to be on the same level.
Of course, I want to be the best in the world. 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.
Before I knew I was a good player, but not one of the better players in the world. 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, but I accept the challenge.”
We have all said it about Hazard, he has the potential to be right up there with the two of them. He has the same presence on the football pitch as they have and especially when he has the ball at his feet.
Opponents are scared to dive into a tackle when they face up to him with the ball at his feet and that's a sign of real quality and class.
Although they wouldn't be the ideal draw for us, it would be interesting to see Hazard directly opposite the likes of Messi and Ronaldo. As he says, it's important for his development as a player to be on the same pitch, to see where he is right now and how far he has come in such a short space of time and how much harder he needs to work at his game. That can only be a positive for Chelsea.
What do you people think? Do you think Hazard could be that good?