Cristiano Ronaldo might have left the Spanish League, thereby limiting his rivalry with Barcelona prodigy Lionel Messi to just the continental trophies, UEFA personal accolades and Balon d’or.

The two characters had over a decade of Balon D’or success shared among them until, Real Madrid’s Luka Modric broke the chain.

However, the two most successful football athletes of the modern era are continually mentioned to be in the race for “Greatest of All time” (G.O.A.T.). Though several media correspondent has laid emphasis that the two players are the greatest the game has ever produced, a popular footballer who is tipped by the media to take over football reigns from the duo seems not to agree with the opinion.

Chelsea and Belgium attacker Eden Hazard has opined that there can only be one G.O.A.T., which he believes is Lionel Messi.

“Two G.O.A.T.s (Greatest of All Time) you say? No way. There is only one G.O.A.T: Him, Lionel Messi!” the Hazard told HLN.

“Those two games against Barcelona were not my best memories of 2018. I was happy to play against Barcelona and Messi, but I didn’t deliver what I expected. I was disillusioned.”

“My three sons were there for the home match at Stamford Bridge. The eldest is a big Messi fan – all of us are Messi fans, actually. He wanted to see Messi that day because Messi is a special player.”

Hazard according to some sections of the media is believed to be heating up the polity to ensure the footballer put in another performance to contest for the biggest individual accolades.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi finished with a reputable goal chart in the 2018 football year with the Portuguese netting 49 goals while the Argentine footballer bagging 51 goals.