Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard will be at Lionel Messi’s level this year, according to former Argentina international Hugo ‘Loco’ Gatti.
It has not gone smooth sailing for the Belgian winger following his switch from Chelsea to the Santiago Bernabeu before the start of the 2019/2020 season.
Injuries have wrecked Hazard’s debut Spain but he could be ready to return once the LaLiga season resumes next weekend.
“If Hazard is fine, like the one I saw at the 2018 World Cup, he is at Messi’s level,” Gotto told Spanish TV show ‘El Chiringuito de Jugones’.
“They are both great talents. Hazard is at Messi’s level if he is doing well, and time will tell.
“I remind you that Hazard was the best player at the last World Cup, and I am sure that this year he will show his level in LaLiga.
“It seems that praising Messi is like an obligation.
“This year Hazard is going to be at Messi’s level.”LaLiga is not won by a player; it’s won by everyone, and he is going to be an important guy. Time will tell.”