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 to Real Madrid, doesn’t believe he has to leave England to vie for the trophy.
Eden Hazard: “I hope to win the Ballon d'Or one day. 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. When Ronaldo and Messi retire, maybe it will be another couple of players like Neymar, Paulo Dybala, or Antoine Griezmann, who knows? We will see. It’s not something I think too much about. 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.”