Eden Hazard has stated he has no chance of winning the 2017 ballon d’or and believes he is only on the shortlist, because he plays for Chelsea.
The Belgium international was vital for Chelsea last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting five.
Hazard also helped Belgium become the first country in Europe to qualify for the 2018 world cup, but believes there are players better than he is who should have made the list.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I have no chance [of winning]. I think a lot of players are better than me but I am happy to be in the last 30 players.
“I know I am on this list because I play for Chelsea and because I play with great team-mates. They help me every week to be on this list.
“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. My objective is to play and to enjoy myself on the pitch.”
“We have more chance to win the Ballon d’Or if we win everything,” he added. “I think this year, Ronaldo deserved it [his nomination] because he won with Portugal, he won the Champions League, he won La Liga.
“If one day I want to win, I just have to win everything. Nice and simple!”