Hazard: Mbappe, Pogba among best

first_imgEden Hazard hailed Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba as two of the world’s best players as the pair continue to be linked with Real Madrid.Hazard was presented by Madrid on Thursday after making the move from Chelsea for a fee which could reportedly rise to £130million.Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe and Manchester United midfielder Pogba are also linked with Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane’s rebuild is gathering steam. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? While Hazard had little interest in talking about transfers, the attacker said the duo were among the world’s best.”I’m not here to discuss transfers. I came to play with the best,” he told a news conference. What a day for @hazardeden10 ! #WelcomeHazard | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/VJT8zEg9nB — Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) June 13, 2019 “There are new players already and we’ll have some time to adapt.”It’s true that we want to play with the best and the guys you’ve mentioned are two of those, but I don’t decide these things.”Madrid have already signed Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo Goes ahead of the 2019-20 season.Hazard, Jovic and co. will be tasked with leading Real Madrid back to glory as the club failed to win a trophy this season.The club finished third in La Liga, behind rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, and suffered a stunning Champions League elimination at the hands of Ajax.And Hazard says that he and the new signings will look to brings the club back to its prior level and fight for the trophies the team has become accustomed to winning.Hazard  stated on Thursday that he does not consider himself a “Galactico” , saying he must prove himself as a player at Real Madrid.At 28 years old, he’s entering the prime of his career, and he’s ready to prove himself once again.”I do not think it’s too late, I’m 28 years old, I think I’m in the best moment of my career,” he said.”The dream of playing for Madrid has been there for a long time but in my career I have always had several stages and now I think it was time to set a before and after in my career.”He added: ” I think it all began last year, after the World Cup, but I’ve been at Chelsea for another year.”I’ve had a great year personally and also with the team, I think it was the perfect time to sign with Real Madrid.”last_img read more