Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard believes a lot of players are ahead of him in the reckoning to claim the Ballon d’Or award.
The 26-year-old Belgium international is on the 30-man shortlist for the accolade but he believes he has little chance of success and the award should go to Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
During his interview with the Sky Sports, Hazard said: ‘I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players.’
Hazard has been touted as a future winner of the award, however the Belgium international says it is not currently a focus for him.
‘I don’t know if in the future I can have the chance to win the Ballon d’Or but it is not my objective now,’ he said. ‘My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch. For the last 10 years, it has always been Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but Neymar is coming and a couple of others so we will see when Messi and Ronaldo stop playing.
‘I think this year Ronaldo deserves it because he won with Portugal, he won La Liga and he won the Champions League. ‘If I want to win it in the future then I need to win everything [with my club and Belgium].’