Brazil’s Filipe Luis has praised Eden Hazard as the best ever footballer he has ever shared a dressing room with.
The 35-year-old Luis, who still plays his football as a left-back at Flamengo in Brazil, spent a season at Chelsea where he won the Premier League and the League Cup in 2014/15.
"We had great players," he told The Guardian, as quoted by Soccer Laduma.
"Eden Hazard, (Cesc) Fabregas, Diego Costa. Alongside Neymar, Eden's the best I've played with. He's up there with (Lionel) Messi, winning games alone.
"He didn't run to defend much, didn't train well, and five minutes before games he'd be playing Mario Kart in the dressing room.
"He trained and warmed up laces untied. But he'd go out and no one could take the ball. He'd dribble three or four. If opponents got too close, he'd just pull away, so powerful.
"Watching him enjoy football, so intelligent: one-two, combine, go alone; assist, score, everything. Maybe he lacks the ambition to say, 'I'll be the world's best', because he could be. For talent, the best,” concluded Luis who later returned to Atletico Madrid to lift six major trophies.
Meanwhile, Hazard's injury-affected career at Real Madrid currently shows four goals and seven assists in 35 appearances since his €115,00 m move from Chelsea in July 2019.