There’s no denying the fact that the Belgian National Team midfielder, Eden Hazard, is one of the best players in his position in recent years. He was even mentioned several times as the target of a number of European giants such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and others. But Hazard’s name was not championed to win in the Ballon d’Or title hunt this year, related to that, the person claimed to be self-conscious.
Ballon D’Or has always been the most prestigious title among individual football players over the past two decades. The award that was held by France Football was like a benchmark for evaluating a football player, who is the best and has the best year. Over the past decade, Ballon d’Or has only won two players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, each of whom has collected 5 championship trophies.
This year, Ronaldo is considered one of the favorites, after being named in the top 30 candidates for the Ballon d’Or winner, after delivering Real Madrid to win the 3rd European Champions League title in a row last season. While, Luka Modric is also favorited, after winning in the competition of the 2018 FIFA World Best Player and UEFA Best Player 2018. Modric himself did not only deliver Real Madrid to win the European Champions League again, but also delivered the Croatian National Team to the 2018 World Cup final.
Meanwhile, there are several other names such as Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane, which are also considered worthy of consideration. So what about Hazard? Though behind him, he is considered as one of the best players in the world, but very few parties who champion this Chelsea player. Hazard himself admitted that he was aware of this.
“My name is not mentioned to win the Ballon d’Or? I think I just went through the World Cup well. I think, to win the Ballon Or you have to undergo a fantastic World Cup when it’s the World Cup. However, the competition where you live is the main one. We lost the European campaign against Barcelona,” told Hazard to the reporter.