EDEN HAZARD has been challenged to show he deserves to be on the following world participant of the 12 months ultimate three.
Chelsea’s star man was on the preliminary shortlist for tonight’s glittering ceremony on the Royal Pageant Corridor, however was edged out as Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah have been the final males standing.
However Hazard’s Belgium boss Roberto Martinez feels his man is nice sufficient to turn into real soccer royalty over the following 12 months.
Martinez stated: “Worldwide particular person awards are very troublesome to evaluate as a result of they’re so subjective.
“Everybody has their very own view. If you see some attacking gamers they don’t have that consistency.
“However Eden, and that’s after working with him for greater than two years now, has been very constant.
“Eden has been concerned in 26 targets in his final 26 video games for the nationwide group. That’s world-class degree.
“All we wish is for him to hold on having fun with that soccer as a result of with the expertise he has you need to see that. He has additionally introduced some improbable management to the nationwide group.”
The Belgian chief added: “I’m not the perfect to guage a participant in comparison with others that I’m not working with however on the nationwide group together with his degree of contribution that has been so constant.
“That’s much more the case when you think about he’s a participant who’s all the time highlighted by the opposition to cease his menace in video games.
“I’ve seen Eden at a sensational degree within the World Cup and he’s carried that on with Chelsea this season.”
Hazard already has 5 targets and two assists to his identify within the Premier League this season.
His contribution has helped Chelsea get off to a flying begin that has them sitting simply two factors behind flawless Liverpool.