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Eden Hazard does not think he can reach the level of Lionel Messi

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Eden Hazard does not believe he will reach the same level as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his career.

The Chelsea wide-man was crowned PFA player of the year for his role in the Blues' Premier League success and Jose Mourinho claimed his prized asset was better than Real Madrid's Portuguese superstar last season.

However the Belgian forward believes he lacks the natural eye for goal to reach the dizzy heights of Messi and Ronaldo, who have seven Ballon d'Or trophies between them.

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Speaking to Belgian magazine Sport/Foot, the 24-year-old said: "I often ask myself what I can do to become like Messi and Ronaldo and score 50 or 60 goals in a season,

"I try of course but I realise that I will never be a true scorer. It's not in me. It is mainly mental. At 2-0, not thinking that is enough for example. Sometimes I still think after a goal, 'that's enough'.

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"I'm not in search of records like some other players... if I can score between 15 and 20 goals each season, I will be very happy. I'm at a peak of my career but I want to become even better every day. I'm not there yet."

Hazard has been below his usual standards this season as Chelsea have struggled in their opening four fixtures of the new campaign.

The Belgian international has failed to find the net and has only registered one assist with the defending champions already falling to two defeats.

Hazard has still been one the better performers for Chelsea this season, which will be a concern for Jose Mourinho, as a lot of the players that led the club to the title have looked below par this season.

With the international break upon us it will give the Blues' boss a chance to reflect on where his side are going wrong, and the Portuguese boss will be expecting a reaction from his players at Everton on September 12.

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