Chelsea playmaker and Belgium captain, Eden Hazard has revealed the player that deserves to win the Ballon d’Or award.
According to Hazard, France’s Kylian Mbappe should be crowned the world best footballer.
The Belgian showered encomiums on Mbappe while speaking with beIN Sports France ahead of his team’s semi-final clash with France on Tuesday evening.
“Based on what he is showing, obviously there is Ballon d’Or capacity,” Hazard said.
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“In terms of potential, as well as quality, for me, yes, he already deserves the Ballon d’Or.”
Hazard also revealed that he was now watching videos of Mbappe, which is a reversal of roles.
“We have spoken a few times over the phone,” he said.
“Kylian told me that he watched my videos when he was younger. I am not sure if I pass for an old guy, but… I am not too old.
“Now, it is me watching his videos from time to time, and I have a lot of respect for him and what he is doing. We have never seen this [quick development] in modern football.”