Chelsea star Eden Hazard has his eye on the big prize on Friday, as the Blues could clinch the Premier League title with a win away at West Brom, but the Belgium winger is also hoping a major personal accolade is attainable one day, too.
Specifically, the Ballon d’Or, an award for the best footballer of the year, which has been won only by Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in the last 10 years. The award may rest in Spain, but Hazard, who has been linked with a move toReal Madrid, doesn’t believe he has to leave England to vie for the trophy.
“I hope to win the Ballon d’Or one day,” Hazard told Sky Sports. “It’s in my mind. If I don’t, it won’t be a problem. I try to make a good career – the best I can – but I think some other players deserve to win it also.
“Could I win it? If I play next season, we win the Champions League, and I win the World Cup with Belgium, why not?
“In the last 10 years, the Ballon d’Or winners play in Spain, but it’s not automatic. If a player is better in England, he will win it.”