5 shocking reasons why Hazard might never win the Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated world football for the past 9 years and remain the favourites to win the Ballon d'Or again this year. However, with some recent developments in football, it seems their duopoly will soon be over and the Ballon d'Or will see a new set of winners in the years to come.
This brings various names to mind including several outstanding talents from different clubs in Europe. Neymar and Mbappe are two exceptional players from the French league with the potential to win the award while Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala is also in the race.
Other names include Antoine Griezmann, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, Marco Asensio among others. But, there is a particular name I have singled out today and that is Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.
Eden Hazard has been heavily tipped by many people to win the Ballon d'Or. The Chelsea player is one of the best talents in football right now. His playmaking role and his ability to manipulate the ball is remarkable. In fact, only a few players can reproduce what Hazard does with the ball at his feet.
He can pass, he can dribble, he can get past many opponents and he creates chances and scores vital goals. The Belgian is physically strong, he can hold onto the ball for long and he doesn't get dispossessed easily. With the ball at his feet, Hazard really is a magician.
Besides, he has achieved so many feats in his career. He has won the English Premier League with Chelsea on two different occasions. He has won both the FA Cup and the Carling Cup. On a personal note, he has won the PFA player of the year in his illustrious career alongside many individual awards including The Ligue 1 Player Of The Year during his time in France.
We all know that Hazard is an amazing player and therefore, we now understand why many people tip him to win the Ballon d'Or. However, it could be quite shocking to many because Hazard might never win the Ballon d'Or in his career and below are the reasons:
1. Fierce Competition From Other Superstars
One of the reasons why Hazard might not be able to win the Ballon d'Or in his career is the fierce competition surrounding the award. Everyone expects Messi and Ronaldo to decline soon so other stars can fight for the award.
This could be good news for Hazard but if you think about it, Neymar is already touted to take over from the two legends.
Besides Neymar, there are players like Antoine Griezman, Paulo Dybala, Luis Suarez, and Gareth Bale, all of whom have outperformed Hazard in Europe in the last few years.