New Real Madrid signing, Eden Hazard has described Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as the best player in the world after completing his move to Real Madrid.
Hazard, who completed an £89m move from Chelsea has made no secret his admiration for the star of Madrid’s most bitter rivals in the past.
The Belgian international’s transfer from Chelsea was officially confirmed on Friday evening in a deal which could rise to up to a staggering £150m.
Hazard said it had always been his dream to move to the Bernabeu at some point in his career.
Ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifying match, Hazard told a press conference, “I can’t be compared to (Lionel) Messi. Yes, there are some similarities, we’re both small and fast, but he scores important goals in every game. I can’t be compared to the incomparable.
“When you are playing football you want to play against the best players in the world and the best teams in the world. Messi is the best player in the world.”