Eden Hazard boasts the natural ability of Lionel Messi but lacks the “ambition” to be the best in the world says Filipe Luis, with the former Chelsea defender revealing the Belgian would “be playing Mario Kart” five minutes before a big game.
Luis believes the Hazard is too laidback, and says the 30-year-old – who has endured an injury-ravaged spell at Real Madrid – requires greater passion in order to stand alongside the global elite.
“Eden, along with Neymar, are the best players I have ever played alongside – up there with Messi”, Luis, who worked alongside Hazard at Stamford Bridge, told the Daily Mail.
“He didn’t train well, five minutes before the game he would be playing Mario Kart in the dressing room. He would warm-up without tying his bootlaces up. Then no-one could take the ball off of him. He would dribble past three or four players and win games on his own.
“Hazard has so much talent. Perhaps he lacks a little bit of ambition to say: I am going to be the best player in the world. Because he could be.”