Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has continued his feud with Jose Mourinho and explained why the Portuguese is wrong in saying that Eden Hazard was better than Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
Mourinho: Hazard Was Better Than Ronaldo
Mourinho claimed earlier in the week that although Ronaldo is a fantastic player, Hazard had a better season last year because he won trophies with the team.
“It is all about opinions,” Wenger told ESPN, when asked about Mourinho’s statement.
“You have to compare the numbers. I must say players like Messi and Ronaldo still score 50 goals and that is exceptional.
“I don’t like all these comparisons. Everybody always thinks their player is the best, which I can understand, but (what) Sanchez did for the first year in the Premier League is absolutely exceptional. Hopefully he will not only repeat it, but grow again.
“He (Hazard) can decide the games and you put the top players in this kind of calibre when they can decide the games with something special.
“Hazard is in this category, now to reach the other two or three that are dominating world football at the moment I think it demands consistency which he is still to do.”
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Hazard scored 19 goals last season as Chelsea lifted the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup, while Ronaldo netted 61 goals but his team failed to lift any major silverware.
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