Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player in the world despite Cristiano Ronaldo winning the last two Ballon d’Or awards.
Hazard and Messi will come face-to-face when Chelsea play Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on February 20 and Hazard is relishing the chance to test his wits against the best.
“Of course, when you are playing football you want to play against the best,” Hazard told Mundo Deportivo.
“The best team, the best players in the world. Messi is the best player in the world.
“In the last 15 years, there hasn’t been a team like Barca and there also hasn’t been a player like Messi.”