Chelsea playmaker, Eden Hazard, has admitted that after Chelsea’s expected Premier League title triumph, he will have one eye on the Ballon d’Or.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo have won the prize between themselves for the last nine years. But Hazard believes it can be won by a player in England.
Ahead of Chelsea’s clash with West Brom on Friday night, where three points will crown them Premier League champions, Hazard says winning it is on his mind.
“I hope to win the Ballon d’Or one day,” Hazard told Sky Sports News.
“It’s in my mind. If I don’t, it won’t be a problem. I try to make a good career – the best I can – but I think some other players deserve to win it also.
“When Ronaldo and Messi retire, maybe it will be another couple of players like Neymar, Paulo Dybala or Antoine Griezmann, who knows? We will see. It’s not something I think too much about.
“Could I win it? If I play next season, we win the Champions League and I win the World Cup with Belgium, why not?
“In the last 10 years, the Ballon d’Or winners play in Spain, but it’s not automatic. If a player is better in England, he will win it.”
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