Eden Hazard believes Lukaku will surpass Shearer as Premier League greatest

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has no doubts Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku is destined for greatness.

The Manchester United striker will lead Belgium’s attack in tonight’s World Cup semifinal against France.

Hazard told Sport/Foot Magazine: “Romelu, in ten years, one will still criticise his technique. But if he stays in England, he will become the biggest striker in the history of the Premier League, he will overtake (Alan) Shearer and others.

“Not for his intrinsic qualities, someone like Thierry Henry is more beautiful to see than Romelu but he does not care. He is too strong. He does not care about missing control. The guy in front of the goal, he’s a machine. Romelu, you give him three chances, maybe he’ll miss you one but the other two, they go to the bottom. Where he can still be expected is in the big matches. Against Panama, I knew he was going to score.

“With Diego Costa, in Chelsea, we had a rotten game but for a 1-0, it was him who scored. For me, that’s the big attackers. It does not matter whether it’s with a knee or ear. And for me, Romelu is part of this group.”

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