Hazard equals Messi with training ground stunner

Sankha Ghosh / 05 March 2016
Hazard scores a Messi-like goal in training ground

Eden Hazard is going through a rough patch this season, but the Chelsea star has certainly not lost his skills – if this chip is anything to go by.

The Belgian forward was seen at Chelsea’s training base in Cobham on Friday netting an outrageous curling effort from an impossible angle, which happens to be just like the stunning goal that Lionel Messi recently scored during a training session with Barcelona last month.

Hazard hit the ball with the outside of his right foot – while Messi netted his effort with his left foot – which then quickly flew towards the far post of the goal and rolled slowly into the back of the net.

After seeing this extraordinary clip, Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink will be hoping that Hazard can recreate his skills along with his goalscoring touch on Saturday when Chelsea welcome Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.

Despite several rumours linking him to a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer,  in an interview with Chelsea TV, the Belgian playmaker, who penned a five-year contract last season, insisted he sees his long-term future at Stamford Bridge and said he is happy to stay at Chelsea and wants to help his team to win more trophies.

Following a poor start to the campaign, Hazard managed to come to alive in recent weeks and scored his first two goals of the season – although, none of which have come in the league, while creating four others for his teammates.

Last season’s PFA Player of the Year will also have some added incentive to go on with his revival, as his younger brother Thorgan admitted this week that Eden will have no other choice but to buy dinner for him and their youngest sibling Kylian if he fails to score more goals and get more assists than them this season.

Watch Hazard score his stunning training ground goal in the clip below.