Gary Neville: “Hazard is devastating, he’s back to his best”

Gary Neville: “Hazard is devastating, he’s back to his best”

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Manchester United legend and now Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville thinks that Chelsea star Eden Hazard is back to his top level and can compete with absolute top players like Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo:

“I’m quite tough on Eden Hazard, not because I dislike him, but actually because I think he’s an unbelievable player. A player like him should be reaching the level of [Gareth] Bale, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi.

“That is the level I would put him at. He cannot afford to have seasons like he did last year when you’re at that level, you have to build up a trust of being a world class player.

“World class isn’t just one season and then miss a season, it has to be every single season. The standard is higher now, the players like Bale, Ronaldo, Messi, they don’t drop, they’ve not dropped for seven or eight years, they’ve kept performing.

“What we’ve seen so far this season is a player who is devastating, and it looks like he’s back to his best.”