Chelsea star Eden Hazard might be enjoying his best ever individual season as a Chelsea player, but Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed that he wants more from the Belgian.
Hazard has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, matching his best ever tally while under Jose Mourinho in the 2014/15 season where he won the PFA Player of the Year and Chelsea won the league, and with at least seven games still to play this season, there’s no doubting that Hazard will surpass that record and for the first time score 20+ goals this season.
Neville couldn’t fault Hazard’s performance in the 2-0 win over West Ham on Monday night, but the United legend believes that Hazard should be performing on that level in almost every game. According to the former Manchester United right-back, a player like Hazard should score at least 25 goals a season and insists that the Belgian will reach his true potential in Real Madrid.
“For me, I don’t know how many times over the last four or five years I’ve said this is the most incredible player, amazing to watch, but I want more,” said Neville on Monday Night Football. “I keep wanting more from him. Not more tonight, obviously, because he was absolutely amazing, but [this should be his level every week].
“That’s a really top performance from Eden Hazard [108 goals in 342 appearances], don’t get me wrong, but I’m also disappointed in the sense that I think he is better than that.
“And that’s really good, but for me, you talk about a Real Madrid, that will not be accepted at Real Madrid I don’t think.
“This season is fine, but if you just generally look at his performance over the last three or four seasons [it’s not as good].
“I think when he goes to Real Madrid he’ll score 25 [a season]. I’ve always wanted 25 from him. I’ve always wanted 30 from Sergio Aguero! Every season I’ve always thought they’re that good these two.
“I think Hazard is that good, that to not have a 20/25 goalscoring Premier League season, I think is a disappointment. So for me, I love him to bits, but I think he needs that next [level].”