Chelsea star, Eden Hazard, has admitted that he is determined to challenge the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and become the best player in the world.
Fans of soccer betting know that the forward has been crucial to Chelsea putting themselves in a strong position to challenge for the Premier League title this season, scoring nine goals and forming a formidable partnership with Brazilian playmaker Oscar.
The Belgium international has been in fine form under Jose Mourinho this season, and Hazard and Oscar’s performances were an important factor behind the Chelsea manager’s decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United in January.
Despite not scoring his first Premier League goal until the 3-1 victory away to Norwich in October, Hazard currently finds himself leading the Chelsea goalscoring charts.
After an impressive debut season in the Premier League last year, Hazard has looked an even better player this season and could well be essential to the Blues hopes during the second half of the season.
The 23-year-old, who arrived at the club in a £32million deal with Lille in 2012, believes he has the ability to follow in the footsteps of Barcelona’s Messi and Real Madrid star Ronaldo by becoming one of the world’s best players. And the Belgian has admitted he feels he is at the perfect club to achieve his goals.
"I realise that I can compete with Messi and Ronaldo in the near future, if I put in some more effort. I don't know if I will ever reach their level. It'll be hard, they have incredible stats, but I accept the challenge."
"Chelsea is a club that goes for prizes and I want to win trophies too," Hazard added.
The forward will have the chance to prove himself on the biggest stage this summer when he heads to the World Cup in Brazil with a Belgium squad tipped by many fans who bet on soccer games to be dark horses for the title.