New Real Madrid signing, Eden Hazard risks facing the wrath of the fans at the Bernabeu over his past comments regarding rival Barcelona star, Lionel Messi with the Belgium international repeatedly revealing his admiration for the striker.
Hazard who's transfer to the Los Blancos from Chelsea was confirmed earlier this week in a deal that could rise upto a staggering £150 million has always reiterated that Madrid is his dream club, but when it comes to a single player, he has always rated Messi very highly.
The winger has no qualms about calling Messi the "best player in the world" and has even gone on to admit that he bases his game on the Argentinian.
"I can't be compared to (Lionel) Messi. Yes, there are some similarities, we're both small and fast, but he scores important goals in every game. I can't be compared to the incomparable," Hazard said at one Belgium press conference as quoted by the Mirror.
Considering that the two Spanish clubs face an intense rivalry with many disliking a player from either one of their rivals, Hazard may get some stick for his past comments, but there is no doubt that he will be forgiven if he can reproduce the amazing form that he showed at Chelsea in a Madrid shirt.
The 28-year-old who made a total of 352 appearances for the Blues during a seven-year spell was in brilliant form last season, netting 21 goals and registering 17 assists as he inspired them to the Europa League title, with Hazard himself scoring twice during their 4-1 win over Arsenal in the final.