'What Hazard Said About Ronaldo & Messi'

20 April, 2021
'What Hazard Said About Ronaldo & Messi'
Among Eden Hazard's former teammates has revealed what the Belgian used to state about trying to be as effective as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Since his big-money proceed to Real Madrid in 2019, things have not gone according to arrange for the Belgium international, whose natural ability is known as up there with the most effective in world football.

A couple of years ago, during his time at Chelsea, Hazard had been compared with famous brands Messi and Ronaldo, but his former teammate John Obi Mikel believes that was only when he made an attempt to do so.

In a recently available interview, the Nigerian midfielder labelled Hazard as "the worst trainer" he has ever seen, and revealed that the winger believed he could possibly be as good as, and even better than, Ronaldo.

"I've always said that one of the players who was simply the most gifted, had everything - pace, power, skill, technique - is Eden Hazard," he told The Athletic.

"He was just behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Nonetheless it was only if he wanted to be. He was that good.

"He said it himself sometimes, 'If I wish to be as good, I could be as good. Not as good as Messi because he's from a different planet, but I think I could get close to Ronaldo and maybe even better.'

"These are what that arrived of his (Hazard's) mouth, but he's not that dedicated to the game. He doesn't train well, he's the worst trainer I've used."

While he scored 110 goals and assisted an additional 92 strikes in 352 matches for Chelsea, Hazard has contributed to just 11 strikes in 36 matches for Real up to now.