HAZARD RESPONDS TO THE CONSTANT RONALDO AND MESSI COMPARISONS

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If there’s one player that has been constantly compared with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, it is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

The Chelsea star is seen as the next big thing behind these two football superpowers, and sometimes he gets a lot of criticisms when he doesn’t play at his best.

But Hazard has once again reiterated that he’s not in the game for competition but to be the best he can be.

“Sometimes you are at the top and sometimes not,” said Hazard. “People are always talking, I don’t care about that. I try to be the best I can. In the world I’m not alone – they have some good, good players. I don’t know if I am top five, top 10, top 20. It’s not my target. I just want to enjoy my football.

“Players like Ronaldo and Messi are leaders. They are people that want to be better every day. That’s why they are at the top for the last 10 years. They need to prove – we all need to prove – every day, but I don’t think too much about that. I just concentrate on myself, on football, on the pitch, on the training ground. Then I will see.”

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