Chelsea defender David Luiz believes teammate Eden Hazard can eclipse the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to become the best player in the world.
The Belgian attacking midfielder has enjoyed a stunning season to-date at Stamford Bridge, scoring 12 goals in 26 premier League games for the Blues.
And, his performances have not gone unnoticed in the Chelsea dressing room, with Luiz believing the 23-year-old has the potential to be amongst the game’s very best.
"He can be Leonardo da Vinci in football - he can one day be the best footballer in the world," he told Sky Sports News.
Speaking at an event for Pepsi, the maverick Brazilian also admitted that he loves playing under pressure at the highest level for both club and country.
Luiz is currently fighting for the title with Chelsea, and will also hope to help his country claim World Cup on home soil later this year.
"I love pressure, you don't need to take pressure of me because I love pressure and that's why I play for a big club - that's why I am here," he added.
"We are not afraid, we are top of the league now, we are happy with this. We keep working hard every day. Of course I respect everyone, every team, but we need to do our job."
Chelsea are doing their job well this season under manager Mourinho, with the Blues currently a point clear at the top of the Premier League table with 12 games to go.
And, with a kind run of fixtures coming up, ‘the special one’ will hope to get his side stretching their advantage over Manchester City and Arsenal in the next month-and-a-half.
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