I'll never be a true scorer like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo: Eden Hazard
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admitted he "will never be a true scorer" like FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo who net around 50-60 goals per season.
London: Chelsea forward Eden Hazard admitted he "will never be a true scorer" like FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo who net around 50-60 goals per season.
Having been crowned player of the year after driving Chelsea to the English Premier League title last season, the Belgian has been talked up as having the potential to rival the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars.
With 19 goals to his name in all competitions last season, manager Jose Mourinho and teammate Cesc Fabreas were among those to hail Hazard's potential.
"I often ask myself what I can do to become like Messi and Ronaldo and score 50 or 60 goals in a season," Hazard was quoted as saying by goal.com on Wednesday.
"I try of course but I realise that I will never be a true scorer. It's not in me. It is mainly mental - at 2-0, not thinking that is enough, for example. Sometimes I still think, after a goal, 'that's enough," he said.
"I'm not in search of records like some other players... if I can score between 15 and 20 goals each season, I will be very happy," the Belgian said.
Hazard has endured a sluggish start to the ongoing season and is yet to score from four English Premier League outings, with Chelsea surprisingly languishing in 13th.