Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has insisted that he has “no sympathy” for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.
Neville was speaking on Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, and explained why he didn’t feel sorry for the Belgian international who was dropped by Jose Mourinho in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend.
The Sky Sports pundit elaborated by insisting that he was disappointed that Hazard hadn’t kicked on from last season, a campaign during which he established himself as one of the top players in the Premier League.
For a player that has suggested that he wants to be on the same level as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as reported by The Daily Mail, Neville certainly has a point as the 24-year-old hasn’t been as influential for Mourinho’s side this year.
The former Red Devils right-back was keen to reiterate that he believes the Belgian international is one of the top players in England, but he hasn’t seen enough from him in the first eight games of this campaign to suggest that he warrants that title.
Nevertheless, Hazard will be hoping to improve his own form in the coming weeks and help the reigning champions continue to climb the table after their disappointing start to the season.