With the year he’s having so far, Eden Hazard shouldn’t be used in the same sentence as Ronaldo or Messi.
Despite a dominating season with Chelsea last season en route to a Premier League title, Eden Hazard doesn’t feel ready to be put in the same category as Europe’s greatest scorers.
According to the Evening Standard, Hazard expressed his belief that his lack of a desire to score multiple goals per game means he’ll never be a “true scorer” like Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
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“I often ask myself what I can do to become like Messi and Ronaldo and score 50 or 60 goals in a season,” Hazard said. “I try of course but I realise that I will never be a true scorer. It’s not in me. It is mainly mental.
“At 2-0, not thinking that is enough for example. Sometimes I still think after a goal, ‘that’s enough.'”
Last season Hazard scored 19 total goals in all Chelsea competitions. Never in his career has Hazard scored more than 22 goals in a season – let alone come close to the yearly marks Ronaldo and Messi typically set at around 50.
Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year, the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year as well as Chelsea’s Player of the Year.
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