I'LL NEVER BE LIKE MESSI OR RONALDO - HAZARD
the predatory instinct to push and push for as many
goals as possible, admitting that he tends to ease
off when the job is done.
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admits that he "will
never be a true scorer" as Lionel Messi and
Cristiano Ronaldo are.
Having been crowned Player of the Year after
driving the Blues to the Premier League title last
term, the Belgian has been talked up as having the
potential to rival the Barcelona and Real Madrid
With 19 goals to his name in all competitions last
season, manager Jose Mourinho and team-mate
Cesc Fabreas were among those to hail Hazard's
However, the 24-year-old says that he is not
convinced of rivalling Ronaldo or Messi â€“ who have
been crowned the world's best player five times
between them â€“ in terms of goals.
"I often ask myself what I can do to become like
Messi and Ronaldo and score 50 or 60 goals in a
season," Hazard told Sport/Foot Magazine .
"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'.
"I'm not in search of records like some other
players... if I can score between 15 and 20 goals
each season, I will be very happy.
"I'm at a peak of my career but I want to become
even better every day. I'm not there yet."
Hazard has endured a sluggish start to the season
and is yet to score from four Premier League
outings, with Chelsea surprisingly languishing in
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