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Zidane: 'Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are spectacular, but I like Eden Hazard'

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DO NOT LOOK IN HIS EYES, EDEN!
DO NOT LOOK IN HIS EYES, EDEN!
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Having successfully ignored, rejected, rubbished, and laughed at every rumor linking Eden Hazard with a move to Paris Saint-Germain over the last few years, we now get to repeat that process for every rumor linking the Chelsea wizard to Real Madrid.

Hands off, baldy!

"Obviously [...] Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are very spectacular, but I like Eden Hazard. Everything he does on the field like it. I like his behavior, his decisive side and the fact [that he makes] progress every year. [He] still has a good margin of progression, and [he's the biggest reason] Chelsea are leading the championship."

-Zinedine Zidane; source: Maxifoot via Google Translate

The legendary midfielder was apparently speaking to the French media after Monday's Match Against Poverty, though I'm sure he didn't just go and blurt this out of the blue (i.e. he was asked).  Still, steady with the come hither looks, Zinedine!  Put those eyelashes away!

Zidane is of course Hazard's childhood idol and the current coach of Real Madrid's B-team (Castilla).  He already carries quite a bit of influence within Real Madrid and should he rise even higher in the organization, it's not unthinkable that he'd make a play for Hazard.  Luckily for us, Eden seems perfectly happy at Chelsea.  I don't think there's a reason to worry at all, but your mileage may vary depending on your own personal levels of paranoia.