As a figure who had been a teammate of Hazard and had been his opponent, Mata knew the quality of the Belgian national team midfielder.
The Spanish midfielder was once a partner and opponent of Hazard, so he knows exactly the ability of the Belgian national team players.
Eden Hazard did make a big move in the transfer market last summer. He decided to leave Chelsea to join Real Madrid after being bailed out with a tag of 100 million Euros.
Previously, the Belgian player spent 7 years costumed Chelsea. During this period, there were many titles the Belgian player presented to the London club. Whereas Juan Mata joined Chelsea in 2013.
Two years after docked at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish midfielder decided to move to rival clubs, Manchester United. Together with the Red Devils, he too had the opportunity to face Hazard on the field.
At Real Madrid, Hazard’s first season was not so good and even tended to be disappointing. He has so far only recorded 15 appearances in all competitions. However, Juan Mata never doubted that his former colleague would succeed at Real Madrid.
“The best Premier League player, I mean who has been my friend and opponent, is Eden Hazard. For me, for years, he was the best in the league. He can win the game alone. I practiced with him so I know how good he is. ”
“He was just unlucky at Real Madrid because of an injury problem. However, I’m sure he will prove his true level when fit to play and not get injured again,” said Mata on the official Manchester United page.
Of course, there are many quality Premier League players like Hazard. Like Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and others. But, it is difficult for Juan Mata to only choose the best one.
“Maybe you can name some of the top players like Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs for sure, and Paul Scholes. My former Chelsea team-mates: Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba. It is very difficult to have to choose just one, “he said.