Hazard, a nominee for PFA Player of the Year, scored his 18th goal of the season in his side’s 1-0 win against Manchester United last weekend and Zidane thinks he is largely to thank for Chelsea topping the table.
“I like the way he carries himself, that decisive streak in him and the fact that he’s improving every year,” the Real Madrid B team coach said.
“He can still get better too, and I think he’s a big reason why Chelsea are on top of the table.”
The 24-year-old winger signed a contract extension with the club until 2021 just a couple of months ago, making a move away seem highly unlikely, but when Real Madrid come calling it is tempting for any player.
Zidane regards Hazard as one of the best in the world and spoke of him in the same league sentence as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“There are players I keep an eye on and who I like a lot, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“They’re fantastic players, but I like Eden Hazard a lot too. I enjoy everything he does on the pitch.”
Zidane’s comments could be an indication that Real could make a move for the Belgian superstar this summer. His praise may be an early sign of luring Hazard away from Chelsea.Embed from Getty Images
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the world’s best wingers and a move for the Blues star would not be made unless one of them were to leave the club.
Hazard will be under the spotlight again this weekend as Chelsea face Arsenal on Sunday. A win at The Emirates will mean they are just three points away from the Premier League title.
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