Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes midfielder Eden Hazard is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese international may have won his third Ballon d’Or this year in January but Mourinho based his judgement on the amount of silverware Hazard has won with Chelsea this season including the Premier League and Capital One Cup.
Ronaldo failed to deliver any trophies for Real Madrid last season and in the eyes of Mourinho that makes Hazard a better player.
“Eden is coming with big status now and was voted one of the top 10 players in Europe last year. In my opinion he should be in the top three not in the top 10.
“I think Eden is the best player in our country. The best player in England. [The Football Writers Association] voted him, too, the best player in the Premier League. As the Premier League is the top competition in the world, I think he is among the top players.
“They have to win some titles, no? Football without titles is nothing. Messi won the treble. He won three competitions last year, he reached the Copa America final. He had a fantastic season for him and for his team. I don’t like players or managers to win individual trophies without the team.
“Last season, Eden was above Ronaldo in spite of the fact that Ronaldo was fantastic. He was fantastic. He scored an incredible number of goals.
“I am not saying he is not fantastic. I am just saying that, in my personal view, every football player in the world should understand that a team has to be in front and no titles.”