HAZARD THINKS THESE TWO PLAYERS DESERVE TO WIN BALLON D’OR MORE THAN HIM

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Eden Hazard was one of the best players of the World Cup as he helped Belgium to third place in the World Cup, and the 27-year-old has also had a great start to the season with eight goals for the Blues already.

Hazard was named in the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or awards, and the Chelsea star is among the favourites for the award following an impressive 2018.

Despite Hazard’s form this year, he still believes Kylian Mbappe or Luka Modric deserve the award more than him.

“Even though I had a very good year, I have to keep my feet on the ground,” Hazard told RTFB.

“I do not deserve the Ballon d’Or. I think there are players who have been better than me.

“Winning the Ballon d’Or is not a goal for me. If I win it one day, great. If I do not, it won’t be a problem.

“I would have said Luka Modric but he has played a little less well since August and September.

“So, if we take into account the beginning of the season, I would say Kylian Mbappe.”

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri also admitted earlier this season that Hazard what it takes to be the best in the world.

He said: “Of course [he is more intense in matches than training], every player prefers to play than work without the ball. He needs more continuity in the physical and mental point of view.

“He is one of the best. I’m absolutely convinced he can improve. I think we’ve only seen 75-80% of his potential. If he can improve, he can be the best in the world.

“It’s very difficult to compare [if he is the best player I have coached]. He’s a genius. He’s unique.

“He has the opportunity to improve more. Technically he’s the best. I want him to be the best in the world.”

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