Mixed reactions have trailed Eden Hazard’s claim that he is better than Cristiano Ronaldo in term of pure football, Newspremises reports.
Hazard officially announced his retirement from professional football last year, following an unfortunate turn of events in his anticipated transition to Real Madrid.
At the time, the former Belgian winger disclosed that he could not continue as there comes a time when “you must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time.”
His contract underwent mutual termination after a four-year stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, subsequent to his noteworthy seven-year season with Chelsea in the Premier League.
While Hazard enjoyed a largely successful career at Stamford Bridge, the forward failed to replicate the same when he joined Real Madrid.
According to AS, Hazard could only manage seven goals and 11 assists across his four-year disastrous spell with the La Liga giants.
Despite Hazard calling time on his career, the former Belgium international has been in the limelight.
Hazard says he is better than Ronaldo
Recently, he stirred controversy while weighing in on the never-ending debate on who is the football GOAT between Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
While Hazard admitted that the two footie stars are great, he could not hide his bias for Messi.
He went on to sensationally claim that despite Ronaldo being a greater player than him, he is actually better than the Portuguese when it comes to pure football.
“Cristiano is a greater player than me but, in terms of pure football, honestly, I don’t think so,” Centre Goals quoted Hazard saying.
Fans react to Hazard’s claim.
Hazard’s claim sparked wild reactions from fans, with some laughing off the Belgian’s claim.
“Hazard did not even achieve 10% of what Ronaldo did.”
“Coming from a player who retired before 35. Loser!”
“Hazard is closer to Antony than he is to Ronaldo.”
“I am a Messi fan but Hazard you flopped at a club where Cristiano joined for a big fee scored many goals won many trophies and gave a resale value of 100 million to the club again leaving for Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo is a better Footballer in every aspect than you.”
“Tbh Ronaldo Al Nassr career alone is bigger than Hazard while career.”