“Eden Hazard could live like Cristiano Ronaldo”: Joe Cole explains why the Belgian did not become the best player in the world

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Eden Hazard he has one foot outside of Real Madrid. Since he arrived at the white club, he has not stopped stumbling between injuries and a performance quite distant -for worse- from what he exhibited at Chelsea, when he began to fight face to face with the best in the world. For Joe Colea former English player, the Belgian did not exploit his full potential because of his mentalitywhat prevented him from being as successful as Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking to The Athletic medium, Cole assured that Eden Hazard could become the best player in the worldand that he could even have taken the Ballon d’Or from Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo as his teammate Luka Modric did in 2018. But he did not have the mentality to achieve it.

He could have lived a life like Cristiano Ronaldo’s. You know, freezing cold baths at 1:00 am and all that… that’s not him. If he had it (the mindset), he probably would have won every single award out there. But Eden did things her wayCole said.

Many times Hazard has been questioned about his routinesand has even been seen overweight during some of his moments at Real Madrid.

Discipline and mentality is key when competing against the best in the world. Eden Hazard has not only had bad luck, but bad habits.