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Eden Hazard names the two players who deserve to win Ballon d’Or more than him

Eden Hazard is in the best form of his career (Picture: Getty)

Eden Hazard says he does not deserve to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

Last month, the Belgian was named on the shortlist for the award for a third time. Hazard came eighth in 2015 and 19th last year.

After enjoying a fine World Cup campaign, Hazard has enjoyed a superb start to the 2018-19 season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists.

Despite this, the 27-year-old says he does not deserve to take home the Ballon d’Or award, with Kylian Mbappe or Luka Modric more suitable picks.

‘Even though I had a very good year, I have to keep my feet on the ground,’ Hazard told RTFB.

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‘I do not deserve the Ballon d’Or. I think there are players who have been better than me.

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Hazard says Kylian Mbappe deserves to win the Ballon d’Or (Picture: Getty)

‘Winning the Ballon d’Or is not a goal for me. If I win it one day, great. If I do not, it won’t be a problem.

‘I would have said Luka Modric but he has played a little less well since August and September.

‘So, if we take into account the beginning of the season, I would say Kylian Mbappe.’

Olivier Giroud, meanwhile, has revealed why he said ‘f**k’ the first time he saw Hazard in Chelsea training following his move from Arsenal.

The France international said: ‘When I discover Eden Hazard in training for my first session at Chelsea. I told myself: “F**k, it’s hard to get the ball off him”.

‘Sometimes, there’s two or three players around him and he still manages to get out in tight spaces.

‘He’s a magician, he’s impressive. Now, I’ve started to know him and I don’t find myself near him. It’s better for him and for me.’

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