Chelsea forward Pedro believes his teammate Eden Hazard is closing in on Lionel Messi as one of the best players in world football, ranking him above the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Gareth Bale.
The Belgian forward has long been considered one of the best talents in football, however, he has seemingly never been able to hit the heights that others have reached.
However, Chelsea teammate Pedro, who also played alongside with arguably one of the best who has ever played football, Lionel Messi for Barcelona in multiple Champions League winning sides, claims that Hazard is close to the level that Argentinian forward is.
Talking about Hazard, who has a manager to found back of the net five times in the Premier League this season, Pedro said:
“It is obvious that Eden Hazard is in the three, four players that are the best in the world like Leo, Cristiano Ronaldo , Neymar, Eden.
“Because Eden every year, you show your football and your numbers – score goals, assists, play a lot of minutes, play very good.
“I don’t know, maybe in a few years Eden can win the golden ball or another thing because he is a very good player.
“He is a big star. It is very good for the us that Eden is in good form with good confidence, doesn’t lose ball, is dribbling very good, score goals.
“It is a very good help for the team and when this guy plays like this he is very difficult to stop.”
“He is playing with good confidence and very high potential to score goals, help the team, no pressure but as well in a really good form physically.
“This is also very important for the team because he is a very important player for the team.