Hazard Speaks On Messi & Ronaldo Comparison
Chelsea's Eden Hazard Speaks On FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi & Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Comparison
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has commented on being compared to FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Belgium international will be expected to lead his side against the Blaugrana on Tuesday night, when they host the Spanish giants in the first leg of their Round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.
Although flattered by the comparisons to Ronaldo and Messi, Hazard feels he is his own person.
"It's good to be compared with the greatest ever, Messi and Ronaldo," Hazard said in a press conference on Monday, according to Sport.
"But I am different, completely different. We play in a different league. I want to do my job. I try to reach their level because they are the best.
"So, every season I try to do my best. If you want to be one of the best, you need to play well in the big games. (The match on Tuesday night is) a big game, so let's go for it."
The 27-year-old has made 36 appearances for the Blues so far this season, scoring 15 goals and assisting a further nine strikes.
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