Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Antonio Rudiger thinks only Messi is better than Eden Hazard

Antonio Rudiger thinks only Messi is better than Eden Hazard

"(Kylian) Mbappe is unbelievably fast, really good", he said.

In the book, the 37-year-old revealed a story ex-Red Devil Rio Ferdinand shared with him about former United attacker Ronaldo, who his then colleagues would tease by saying he is not as good as Messi.

He said that Eden Hazard, his team-mate, is among the top players, and is second only to the "Little Magician" Lionel Messi.

Belgium forward Hazard has developed into one of the most exciting and talented players in the Premier League since joining Chelsea from Lille in 2012.

The 27-year-old left out of the starting lineup of Chelsea new manager, Maurizio Sarri for the Blues' first two competitive fixtures of his reign, as Sarri eased his side's talisman back into action following his global exploits.

The two forwards have since won five Ballons d'Or each, and might challenge one another for the prize again later this year.

This season, Chelsea have won all their four games in the Premier League, and they are now occupying second position on the standings. I never once saw Messi the gym.

Chelsea have started the 2018/19 season in the best possible way as they have picked up maximum points from their opening four matches, a points tally matched only by Liverpool and surprisingly Watford.

"They are in good shape and that's impressive".

"He wants us to press high, compared to last season when everyone knows we sat back".

'Now it is different. We create a lot of chances and, for me, that's very good.

"I began to ask myself, 'How can I get rid of this guy?' So one day I arrived at 6 but he was already there!"

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