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Belgium's Wilmots compares Chelsea's Hazard to Real Madrid great

Belgium national team manager Marc Wilmots has likened Chelsea's Eden Hazard to French football legend Zinedine Zidane.

The 23-year old Belgian winger is emerging as a bona fide star of the game at club level which has prompted his national boss to compare him to former Juventus and Real Madrid great Zizou.

"Eden's confirming it this season. Jose Mourinho has put some pressure on him, now he's praising him," said Wilmots.

"I've once played a charity game with Zinedine Zidane. It was crazy. The ball was a part of him: nothing was impossible.

"I've the same feeling when I see Eden playing. He's so valuable.

"When he has the ball, you know he's not going to lose it. You know the team has a moment to breathe again."

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