I Even Play Better Than C. Ronaldo, Don’t Compare Him to Messi- Eden Hazard

I Even Play Better Than C. Ronaldo, Don’t Compare Him to Messi- Eden Hazard.

Eden Michael Walter Hazard, a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a winger for Lille, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and the Belgium national team has waded into the debate of who is the better player between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Eden Hazard has said that Lionel Messi plays better than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking in an interview with L’Equipe which was monitored by Ghbase.com, Hazard, who succeded Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid said that Messi is the Best so far in the history of football, hence, should not be compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hazard claims even though Cristiano Ronaldo plays very well, he is even better than him in what he calls “Pure football”. According to him, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely known, recognized, and seen as a better footballer than him, however, in terms of football he plays better than C Ronaldo.

“Individually, Messi is perhaps the only one. Cristiano is a bigger player than me, but, in terms of pure football, I honestly don’t think so. Neymar, maybe. After that, he’s no better than me,” he said. On 10th October 2023, the Belgian former professional footballer announced his retirement from football at the age of 32.

His retirement shocked many football lovers a lot. The retired footballer played for 16 years and played more than 700 matches.

“You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time. After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer,” he said.

Adding that “During my career, I was lucky to meet great managers, coaches, and teammates – thank you to everyone for these great times, I will miss you all”.