Young starlet hails Arsenal striker as the best he has played with

08:43 30 May 2012

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Eden Hazard, who looks set to turn down the Gunners, Manchester City, Manchester United and Spurs to sign for Chelsea, hailed Gervinho

Young starlet Eden Hazard has hailed Arsenal striker Gervinho as the best player he has been with.

The 21-year-old Belgian is set to reject the Gunners, as well as Manchester City, Manchester United as well as Tottenham in order to sign for Chelsea but hailed the Ivory Coast striker.

“Great players inspire you,” he is quoted as saying by The Sun. “The best player I played with was Gervi (Gervinho).

“We didn’t have the same qualities, but we both tried to make the difference. He taught me some things. He makes the right runs.”

Hazard also admitted that he watches videos of the great players and hailed the influence of his family in his career.

“I watched videos of great players,” he added. “I was inspired by what they did, then I used to try things out in training.

“When I was small I was the same as everyone else. I used to play in a small council estate nearby.

“But it’s really my family who taught me. I started watching my dad play from the age of two. I wanted to be like him.

“The first pitch I played on, for my first club Braine-le-Comte, was only a metre from our house! I progressed very quickly. Now, I want to be European Footballer of the Year. Sometimes when I lie in bed I think about it.

“A lot of players watch videos of others. I’m not scared to say I watch videos of Messi and Ronaldo, I try and inspire myself from them.”

Last season, Gervinho scored five goals in 42 appearances for club and country.

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