Eden Hazard says that Chelsea team-mate Samuel Eto’o feels that he can be one of the best players on the planet in the coming years.
The Belgian attacker has adapted well to life in the Premier League since his move to Stamford Bridge from Lille, and appears to have developed even further under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho.
‘The Special One’ has made Hazard the focal point of his team, to which the 23-year-old has responded with an impressive 14 goals and seven assists to help the Blues to the top of the table.
Eto’o himself has also been in good form, and is no stranger to playing with some of the world’s best players after spells with Barcelona and Inter Milan.
Hazard says that the experienced Cameroonian believes that he can flourish in the coming few seasons to match the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo:
“Eto’o tells me every day that I can be one of world’s best players,” he is quoted by The Express.
“Before every game he tells me I have to make the difference.
“He tells me: ‘You don’t leave the stadium without scoring a goal.’ After a while you understand that.
“A few years ago, football was just football for me. If I didn’t score, I didn’t care too much, as long as we won the game.
“Now I want to score in every game and be decisive.”