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Eden Hazard doesn’t think he’s one of the best players in the world
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 16 October 2014 04:33
Hazard, midfielder who last term was able to score 17 times in all matches for the London club, scored 17 goals and was a big influence in the Chelsea’s undefeated start to the new campaign in the Premier League.
Hazard, 23-years-old, was reported to be ready to sign with Chelsea a new deal for 5 years, but he believes that his game must still get better if he wants to be seen as being at the level of stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
“I’m not a top-five player yet,” said the player, according to The Daily Telegraph.
“Maybe I’m close to it, but I still have to work on some aspects. You can only be part of that group if you are decisive in the top games. I start doing that, like I did against Manchester City and Arsenal.
“Who are better than me? The two extra-terrestrials, Ronaldo and Messi, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Franck] Ribery and [Arjen] Robben. They make the difference almost every game.
“My World Cup wasn’t good, neither bad. They [Belgium fans] expected from me that I would make the difference every game, like Messi does for Argentina. You can’t forget this was my first World Cup and I’ve been decisive two times.”
The Belgium international was linked with moving to French side PSG, who last season were beaten by Chelsea and taken out of the UEFA Champions League.
However, the player again said that he’s has no interest in going back to the Ligue 1.
“I’ve always been clear – I feel good at Chelsea,” he added. “Every week I repeat the same on PSG. It’s a big team, but an inferior league. I don’t want to return to France, because I’ve won everything over there – the league title, cup, best player, best young player.
“I don’t want to say PSG is a step backwards, but it would be returning to something I already know. I’m always in for new challenges. When I will leave Chelsea one day, it would be to discover something new.”