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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: What I MUST do to reach Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s level

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has drawn comparisons to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for his performances with the Blues over the past two seasons; however, the Belgium international insists he has much to prove before agreeing with such an honour.

The Footballer of the Year was in formidable form last season – playing a key role in helping deliver the Premier League title to Stamford Bridge for the first time in five years – as his reputation continues to grow across Europe.

Hazard, however, believes that he must become more prolific in front of goal – with his 17 strikes last season offering little competition to Messi’s 49 and Ronaldo’s 51:

“If I want to reach this level I have to score 40, 50 goals just for one season,” as quoted by the Mirror.

“Last season I scored 17. Maybe it’s good but maybe it’s not enough.

“How can I get better? My aim is to score more goals, to create more chances and to win more trophies.”

The former Lille star came under criticism in the English champions’ first game of pre-season, and will be out to impress in their second clash of the summer against Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

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