Eden Hazard says he doesn’t have the right to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
A month ago, the Belgian was named on the shortlist for the honor for a third time. Hazard came eighth in 2015 and 19th last year.
After enjoying a fine World Cup campaign, Hazard has enjoyed a sublime begin to the 2018-19 season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists.
Eden Hazard : « Je pense que je ne mérite pas le Ballon d’Or cette année. D’autres joueurs ont été meilleurs que moi. » (RTBF) pic.twitter.com/e40Ra3Jbrl
— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) 16 novembre 2018
Despite this, the 27-year-old says he doesn’t have the right to bring home the Ballon d’Or grant, with Kylian Mbappe or Luka Modric more reasonable picks.
‘Despite the fact that I had a decent year, I need to keep my feet on the ground,’ Hazard told RTFB.
‘I do not deserve the Ballon d’Or. I think there are players who have been better than me.