The 27-year old has already scored five goals in this season, alongwith two assists.
After Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri had commented a week ago that Eden Hazard is one of the best in Europe, the Belgian’s club team-mate Pedro has said that he is at the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The comment came after a flurry of the similar notion of beliefs for Antoine Greizmann from his team-mate Saul Niguez.
Pedro, who shared the dressing room with Messi during his time at Barcelona, believes Hazard deserves to be considered one of the best players in the world. The Spaniard also said that he is world class.
“It is obvious that Eden Hazard is in the three, four players that are the best in the world like Leo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Eden,” Pedro said.
“Because Eden every year, you show your football and your numbers – score goals, assists, play a lot of minutes, play very good,” as reported by Sport360.
“I don’t know, maybe in a few years Eden can win the golden ball or another thing because he is a very good player.”
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Hazard enjoyed a fine World Cup as he helped Belgium reach the semi-finals in Russia, and he has started the domestic season in incredible form, sitting atop the Premier League golden boot rankings with five goals in as many matches.
“He is a big star. It is very good for the us that Eden is in good form with good confidence, doesn’t lose ball, is dribbling very good, score goals,” added Pedro.
Meanwhile, Sarri had said, “I thought he [Hazard] was one of the best players in Europe, but now I change my mind that he is the best.”
Hazard surely is one of the best players in the world, arguably the best player in the Premier League currently as well, but stating him in the league of Messi and Ronaldo may pose as an over-statement to football critics and fans bases alike