Andy Robertson has said that Eden Hazard is “probably the best player” he has come up against after the Belgian’s recent move to Real Madrid.
Hazard was announced as a Real Madrid player on Friday, in a deal from Chelsea that could rise to a club-record transfer of £130m.
He spent seven seasons at Stamford Bridge, where he won two Premier League titles and two Europa Leagues, the most recent of those European successes coming this season.
“He’s probably the best player I’ve come up against in the Premier League and he deserves his move and all the plaudits he gets,” Robertson said.
“He’s probably one of the best in the world at the minute.
“But it all comes back to showing him respect because of his ability but not showing him too much respect that we fear him.
“We need to try and defend him out the game but we know tough that’ll be.”