Cristiano Ronaldo has picked Eden Hazard to follow in his footsteps and win the Uefa Mens’ Player of the Year award.
The Real Madrid mega-star took home the award on Thursday, making his tally to three of the six since the award was established in 2010-11.
Hazard, played during Chelsea Under-23s’ 3-0 loss to Everton on Friday, but is currently sidelined was he Blues’ talisman in last season’s record-breaking Premier League title win.
Ronaldo, 31, feels Hazard is among the next top players in line to take his crown, along with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Neymar and Europe’s most promising youngsters.
“I see some with great potential: Asensio, Mbappe, Neymar, Dembele, Hazard, Rashford … and some others,” the Daily Mail reports him as saying.
“In the next generation there are at least 10 players with very, very great potential.”
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