Eden Hazard has hailed Actual Madrid teammate Raphael Varane as the most effective defenders in historical past.
The centre-back helped Los Blancos win a 34th LaLiga title with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal on Friday.
Hazard, who joined Actual Madrid in an preliminary £88million from Chelsea final summer season, has performed with world class defenders previously, together with John Terry and Vincent Kompany.
And whereas praising his Actual Madrid teammates, the Belgium captain insists Varane, 27, is true up there with the most effective.
He advised franceinfo: “Karim Benzema may be very pleasant and down-to-earth. He’s right here to attain objectives and win matches. I feel he’s proven as soon as once more this yr that he’s fairly merely the most effective.
“Then you may have Raphael Varane. I’ve come throughout some implausible defenders throughout my profession, similar to John Terry and Vincent Kompany.
“I feel that though [Varane] continues to be younger, he’s already the most effective centre-backs of all time. His partnership with Sergio Ramos is fantastic.
“As for Ferland Mendy, he’s proven he isn’t right here simply to look fairly. The membership signed him as a result of he has qualities which we’ve been in a position to see. I
“t’s by no means simple to maneuver golf equipment once you’re younger, and particularly to affix one like Actual Madrid. He’s proven that he represents the longer term.”
Hazard scored simply as soon as in 16 LaLiga appearances in an injury-ravaged debut season on the Bernabeu.
The 29-year-old dubbed the 2019/20 marketing campaign the worst of his profession on a private word.
He added: “We’ve gained the title collectively this yr, contemplating it has actually been the worst season of my profession individually.”