Former Real Madrid striker, Fernando Morientes, is convinced Eden Hazard can live up to his reputation this new season.
Hazard had a stop-start first season in Madrid, plagued by injuries, but Morientes feels he’s capable of matching Leo Messi when he’s at his best.
“The best Hazard, the best Rodrigo, the best Asensio or the best Vinicius accompanied by the responsibility and experience of Benzema is a good starting point,” Morientes said at the launch of the new La Liga season on Monday.
“This year’s signing was already made last summer (Hazard) because he’s not exploded yet, but if he’s at his best level he’s alongside Messi. Players from the academy could be important in the medium or long-term, too.”