Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is delighted he can count on Chelsea winger Eden Hazard. Wilmots rates the youngster ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

"Eden with the Belgian team has found a team that can make his dreams come true," he told L'Équipe. "Even in a strong team Eden stood out, because he has something extra. In terms of technique, he is phenomenal. He stands on the stage of my Ballon d'Or, he has me completely convinced of his talent.

"If you ask me if I want Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar, then I choose Hazard.

"At Chelsea Eden is the one that matters. Messi and Ronaldo have taken their clubs for five years by the hand and Eden will do the same. In the match against Manchester City he played with his opponents.

"He's also very young, he has everything to reach the top. His small negatives that Jose Mourinho and I have pointed out, we barely see today.

"His nonchalance is gone."

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