Chelsea star Eden Hazard was the best player in the Premier League last year.
The Belgian star was often told that to strive for Balon d’Or he must score as much as the two greatest in the football of the last years: Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.
In an interview to Sport/Foot Magazine, Hazard revealed:
“I ask myself what I can do to become like Messi and Ronaldo, and score 50 or 60 goals in a season.
“I try but I realise that I will never be a true scorer. It is not in me. It is mainly mental.
“Sometimes I still think after a goal, ‘that’s enough‘.”
Real Madrid’s Ronaldo scored 61 goals in 54 games last season, and has 313 in just over seven seasons in the Spanish capital, while Messi netted 58 times as Barcelona won an historic treble in 2014/15. In 2012 Messi scored 91 goals in a calendar year that beated Muller’s mark of 85, which had stood since 1972. The 79 he netted for Barcelona in that year also betters the 72 scored by Muller for Bayern Munich in 1972. Numbers that make us humans understand that these players are not only goals machines but aliens.
“I’m not in search of records like some other players,” Hazard continues.
“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.”