To be considered one of the best in the world, Paul Scholes believes Hazard needs to improve his proficiency in front of goal.
The Belgium international has been instrumental for Chelsea this season, the attacking midfielder has 13 goals eight assists in 32 appearances.
Paul Scholes believes Hazard needs to be more ruthless in front of goal if he wants to contest for the best in the world alongside Messi and Ronaldo.
“One thing I do wonder with Hazard is whether he has that hunger to score goals that you see in Ronaldo, Messi and [Luis] Suarez,” Scholes wrote in The Independent.
“Those are players who have a ferocious appetite to put the ball in the net. They’re unstoppable. Hazard seems to me to be a relatively gentle soul. One who is just as happy skipping past a couple of opponents and putting it on a plate for a team-mate.
“He does that very well, and I have no doubt he will deserve his accolade at the PFA awards. Playing the way he does, under pressure to score goals and make them, is not easy and he has been a big part of Chelsea’s success. But in this modern age, if he wishes to challenge the achievements of Messi and Ronaldo then he will have to prove that he can match their relentless desire to score goals.”
The way I’m on the same page with Scholes ehn. Hazard needs to be more lethal. We love the runs you make, then you pass to someone else. Come on put that ball behind the net.