Earlier this week Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made the claim that Eden Hazard has indeed surpassed Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of quality.
The Belgian international enjoyed a standout campaign last term, bagging 14 goals and picking up the PFA Player of the Year award en route to lifting the Premier League title.
However, despite his good form and his manager’s insistence that he is as good as the Ronaldo, and his Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger thinks otherwise.
He insists that the 24-year-old will need to find the back of the net on a much more regular basis if he is to be mentioned in the same breath as the world’s two most sizeable assets in world football.
And to cap it all off, he also believes that Alexis Sanchez will be more than able to match him stride for stride over the coming campaign.
“It is all about opinions,” Wenger said.
“You have to compare the numbers. I must say players like Messi and Ronaldo still score 50 goals and that is exceptional.
“I don’t like all these comparisons. Everybody always thinks their player is the best which I can understand, but [what] Sanchez did for the first year in the Premier League is absolutely exceptional.
“Hopefully he will not only repeat it, but grow again. He [Hazard] can decide the games and you put the top players in this kind of calibre when they can decide the games with something special.
“Hazard is in this category, now to reach the other two or three that are dominating world football at the moment I think it demands consistency which he is still to do.”
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