Chelsea FC midfielder Eden Hazard says he is looking up to reigning World Footballer of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Argentina skipper, Lionel Messi, in his bid to up his game.
The 23-year-old Belgian has hit top form for the ‘Blues’ this season scoring 11 goals in 34 appearances.
“These players (Messi and Ronaldo) are the best on the planet,” said Hazard to BBC Football Focus.
“They score one, or three goals every game. It’s something you’ve got to aim for- to get to their level.
“They are obviously top, top level players. “To get to their level, it’s a case of working hard every day in training, enjoying myself and expressing myself as much as I can on the football field.”
Hazard, who joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012 for a reported £32m, became the returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s preferred choice in the midfield since reuniting with the West Londoners from Real Madrid.
Hazard however downplayed Mourinho’s intuition that his side are a ‘little horse’ in the title race, but stressed the need for consistency as the battle for the league title enters its crucial stage.
“We’ve beaten possibly the best team in the league in Manchester City but we can’t waste that against Newcastle,” he added.
“We’re at Chelsea and this is a club where you’re obliged to try to win something every year. We’ll be in the title race until the wire. It will be a tasty end to the season and we have to wait to see how many trophies we can win.”