Four years and one month ago, Eden Hazard made up his mind. After stringing most of Europe's elite along for much of the second half of the season, he had chosen to sign with Chelsea.
I'm signing for the champion's league winner.— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) May 28, 2012
Had he signed with any other team, we probably would've hated his guts. But he didn't, and so we love him to bits instead. Especially when he plays like he did against Hungary on Sunday, a performance many are calling the best individual performance at this year's European Championships.
Hazard at his best is truly an unfair advantage, and Hungary's willingness to play positive, proactive football only played into his hands. Every time he touched the ball, alarm bells were ringing in the Hungarian defense. Not even the magical power of sweatpants could stop him from scoring one, and assisting another.
.@hazardeden10: MotM vs Hungary & our first perfect 10 of Euro 2016 @belgianfootball pic.twitter.com/TPL9c1Ho2U— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) June 26, 2016
A perfect 10 for our No.10. Eden Hazard is ours and you can't have him!