Eden Hazard was asked about Lionel Messi comparisons, and the Belgium starlet brilliantly responded.
Following his heroics for club and country, the 27-year-old often gets likened to Messi.
ut, while Hazard is a bloody good, and talented, player, he’s no Messi. No one is. He’s in a league of his own.
And the Chelsea ace has even said ‘it’s impossible’ to be compared to the little Argentine maestro.
“There is no way I can be compared to Messi. It’s impossible,” he told AS.
Hazard does admit they shares some things in common before insisting the ‘similarities stop there.’
“Sure, we do have some things in common – we are both short and fast, but that’s about it really – the similarities stop there.
“He scores in every game, it’s impossible to compare us,” he added.
Hazard is currently on international duty with Belgium ahead of returning to London. And he’ll no doubt be a key, key player for Roberto Martinez’s side in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Messi’s former teammate, Carles Puyol, also weighed in on the comparisons.
“I don’t think he’s at their [Messi and Ronaldo] level yet,” he told Sky Sports.
“We are talking about incredible players. It’s not just one season, they have been at the maximum level for 10 years now.
Messi isn’t just the best player in the world, but in history according to the Barcelona icon.
“For me, Messi is the best player in the world and in history. It’s impressive what he’s doing every year at an exceptionally high level, breaking records, getting better and better in more aspects of his game.
Puyol added: “So to compare him with Messi or Ronaldo is difficult, but Eden Hazard is a fantastic player. He’s a player who makes the difference and has plenty of time to grow.
Well said, lads.[snax_content]