Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho claimed that Belgian, Eden Hazard was a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo last season. Mourinho hinged his claim on the premise that Ronaldo, despite scoring 61 goals in all competitions last season, failed to win any major title with his club.
“I think so,” Mourinho told The Guardian. “I don’t like players or managers to win individual trophies without the team.”
“Last season, yes. In spite of the fact that Ronaldo was fantastic. He was fantastic,” Mourinho said.
“He scored an incredible number of goals. I am not saying he is not fantastic. I am just saying that, in my personal view, every football player in the world should understand that a team has to be in front and no titles [are important].”
Hazard or Ronaldo may be debatable, but to Mourinho there’s no doubt that Messi remains No. 1.
He added: “Football without titles is nothing. Messi won the treble. He won three competitions last year, he reached the Copa America final. He had a fantastic season for him and for his team.”