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Eden Hazard was named in the recently released 30-man Ballon d’Or nomination, and the Chelsea star has ruled himself out of winning it this year.

He has admitted that he isn’t expecting to win it and that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are favourites for the award while also hinting that his mind isn’t on it for now.

“I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players,” he told Sky Sports.

Speaking on if he can win it in future, Hazard said: “I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now.

“My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch. For the last 10 years, it has always been Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but Neymar is coming and a couple of others so we will see when Messi and Ronaldo stop playing.

“I think this year Ronaldo deserves it because he won with Portugal, he won La Liga and he won the Champions League. If I want to win it in the future then I need to win everything [with my club and Belgium].”

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