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Hazard Wants Messi Or Ronaldo

Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, hopes to face Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League quarter-final to test himself against the world’s best.

Jose Mourinho has already described the Belgian as the best young player in the world, and feels the 23-year-old can reach the level of Messi and Ronaldo.

Hazard insists that he is still some way off the level from the two stars, who dominated the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the past six years, and knows he needs to add more goals to his game.  

"For me, for a young player, it's very important to test myself against Ronaldo or Messi," Hazard told the Daily Telegraph.

"Just to be on the pitch with them would be good and I would try to do well.

"It's an aspiration for me to be as good as Ronaldo and Messi. I watch a lot of games they play in and I try to be on the same level.

"I want to score more goals. Sometimes I play good but don't score. To be the best player in the world I have to score more.

"It's just in my head - I have to shoot more. I can make the pass, I can shoot and sometimes I pass.

Hazard admits that he wants to become the best player in the world, but he still has some work to do to reach their level.

"Of course, I want to be the best in the world," he continued.

"Previously I was more worried about the game itself - football was just a game for me, I wanted to amuse myself and didn't bother what the people thought about me. But since I'm here at Chelsea I've become more aware of my qualities.

"Before I knew I was a good player, but not one of the better players in the world. Now I realise that I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo in the near future, if I put in some more effort. I don't know if I will ever reach their level. It'll be hard, but I accept the challenge."

The 23-year-old believes the Blues are ready to win ‘big trophies’ this year, despite the high quality of the other teams left in the competition.

"Tuesday was a good night because we are qualified. We played very well and we deserved to win,” he added.

"It was very important for the fans, for us and for the manager.

"And it's important for the club. A big club wants to win the Champions League every year. Last year it was Europa League but this season we want these big trophies.

"But every game is difficult - the Champions League is the best competition in the world. For only my second season for Chelsea it is all very good."

Which Champions League quarter-finals would you like to be drawn tomorrow? Have your say in the comment section below.

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