My tribe

Liverpool's Lille loanee Cole full of admiration for Hazard

Lille midfielder Joe Cole has heaped praise on teammate Eden Hazard who continues to be linked with a winter move away from the French club.

Cole, on loan from Liverpool, has compared the 20-year old Belgian to Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney whilst putting him in a different class to most others players.

"Hazard is different class. He's still only 21 [sic] and has definitely got another few gears to go up. He's got the same attitude as Rooney at that age. He's fearless," Cole said to talkSPORT.

"He knows how good he is, and that's a positive thing. All the top players have got that belief and a bit of presence and arrogance, and he's like that.

"He's a bit like Messi. There's only one Messi and I don't want to put pressure on the kid, but he's like him - short, squat, powerful legs, great touch, he can finish, he's got everything."

 The game is about opinions. Make yours heard! Join the nation on Facebook today:

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?