Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho called Eden Hazard better than Cristiano Ronaldo, in terms of the number of trophies Chelsea has won last season.
The 24-year-old Hazard made a clean sweep of the individual awards in England, winning the PFA Player of The Year, FWA Player of The Year, Chelsea Player of The Year; and also the Chelsea players’ Player of The Year award.
“Last season, yes (Hazard was better),” Mourinho said. “In spite of the fact that Ronaldo was fantastic. He was fantastic. He scored an incredible number of goals.”
That’s right, Ronaldo scored far more number of goals than his Belgian counterpart, so how does Hazard become better?
“I am not saying he is not fantastic. I am just saying that, in my personal view, every football player in the world should understand that a team has to be in front and no titles.”
So, according to Mourinho, the fact that Hazard led Chelsea to two trophies, including the League is better than Ronaldo’s better statistics, as he was unable to land up any silverware in Santiago Bernabeu, last season.
Mourinho also claimed that Hazard – who suffered 40 tackles last season, that resulted in a yellow card – was fortunate enough to avoid any serious injury.
“In the Premier League last season, Eden was very lucky not to break a leg,” Mourinho added. “He could have been injured many, many times. I saw lots of players breaking legs and ankles with less than that.”
So, is he referring to someone in particular?
“I don’t want to say names because last season is finished and let’s have a fresh start. I won’t name Mr A, Mr B or Mr C, but he had some very nasty tackles last year. I would like more protection for him.”
Source – SkySports
Getting more protection is certainly everyone must think of. The fact that Hazard can get injured for a long time due to a simple, rash challenge from an opposition player is scary for any Chelsea fan’s point of view.
Hazard scored 19 goals in all competitions last season, and by the scheme of things, should most probably reach 25 this season; but only if defenders don’t kick the life out of him.
What do you guys think? Was Hazard better than Ronaldo? Or is this Mourinho’s new mind game?
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Edited By: Harshal Ahire
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