What Dejan Kulusevski said about a former Chelsea player will not sit well with Tottenham Hotspur supporters.
Recently, Dejan Kulusevski gave TNT Sports his list of the five greatest Premier League wingers ever.
In addition to placing Eden Hazard at the top of the list, ahead of players like Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, the 23-year-old also acknowledged that the Chelsea legend was his childhood favourite.
One of the best football players to ever play in the English premier league, Hazard recently announced his retirement. In 245 Premier League games, the Belgian scored 85 goals and provided 54 assists while he was a member of Chelsea’s squad.
Dejan Kulusevski’s all-time favourite player is Eden Hazard.
Kulusevski, the Sweden international, says he has tried to emulate Hazard, a player he looked up to growing up.
In an interview with TNT Sports, Kulusevski listed the top five Premier League wingers of all time, starting with Eden Hazard. He has always been my favourite player. Seeing him play was pure joy, and it made me and everyone else happy as well.
Football is about having fun, dribbling, scoring, and assisting; it was just like a child playing the game. It was pure freedom. Since I’m much taller than him and it’s a little harder, I try to mimic his movements and ball turns as much as I can because, of course, I watched him a lot.
One of the top five Premier League wingers is Eden Hazard.
One of the greatest wingers the Premier League has ever seen, Hazard most certainly deserves a spot in the top five.
The former international player for Belgium was a multitasker. He was a wide man all right.
Hazard was undoubtedly a fantastic dribbler and was capable of both creating and scoring goals.
The 32-year-old became one of just four players to record 15+ goals and 15+ assists in a single Premier League season during his final season at Chelsea, where he scored 16 goals and contributed 15 assists.
Kulusevski’s admiration for Hazard is understandable. However, as a star for Tottenham, perhaps he should keep his affection for the Chelsea legend to himself!
Like most Chelsea supporters, Kulusevski would have been disappointed to see Hazard hang up his boots at just 32 years old.