Eden Hazard has been in great form for Chelsea this season and is one of the best players so far this season in the Premier League.
The Belgian went all poetic in his description for the love of the game and just how he uses the ball.
When asked about how he uses the ball, Hazard told France Football: “That’s my guy [the ball], my safe guy. I’ve known him since I was born.
“There have been different shapes, different sizes, but that’s my guy. He’s my most faithful buddy.
“Sometimes I caress him. But when I dribble, when I shoot, yeah, I can stroke him like Thierry Henry.
“What is good is that I manage to do everything and that it takes all the personalities.
“I can treat the ball like a woman, I can treat it like my guy, like an old man.”