Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: Chelsea ace Eden Hazard in no doubt who is the GOAT

He added: “I have the feeling that even with me the ‘yes, but’ remark is gone.

“Every year there was somebody who said: Eden is close to the level of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

“First Jose Mourinho, then Antonio Conte, now Maurizio Sarri.

“I will never become a Messi or a Ronaldo, but since the World Cup everyone immediately says top-5 in the world when my name is mentioned.

“Before it was maybe top-10, top-15, top-20. I feel that the people now are saying ‘wow’.”