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Jamie Carragher Says Christian Pulisic Won't Be As Good As Eden Hazard

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Jamie Carragher Says Christian Pulisic Won't Be As Good As Eden Hazard

Christian Pulisic showed why he was a worthy replacement for Eden Hazard, but Jamie Carragher doesn't believe the current Chelsea forward will ever be as good as his predecessor.

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Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019, having spent seven years in north London, lighting up the Premier League on many occasion as he won two league titles.

Pulisic was signed preemptively as a replacement Belgian in January 2019, although remained on loan at Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season, and has been impressive at times for the Blues.

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On Tuesday night his goal against Real put Thomas Tuchel's side in an excellent position to qualify for the Champions League final, whilst Hazard only played 24 minutes, as he returned from injury.

Despite their relative current fortunes, Jamie Carragher claimed the American would never reach the levels Hazard has during his career.

"I'm a big fan but I don't think he'll get to the level of Eden Hazard...apologies, he won't," the former Liverpool defender bravely said on American tv channel CBS.

"Eden Hazard was the best player in the Premier League for four years and Belgian finished third in the World Cup [in 2018], he was the best player in the tournament - that is the level we are talking about with Hazard

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"This is not me knocking Pulisic - it might look that on social media after the show from certain people! - but I think we forget how good Hazard was.

"He was my favourite player in the Premier League and for Pulisic to get there and to light up a major tournament for the US will be difficult.

"Yes, I think he can have a brilliant career and he has a lot of potential but I don't see him getting to that level."

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At 22-years-old, Pulisic still has plenty of time to develop into an even better player than he's already shown for both Dortmund and Chelsea.

The American international has missed 13 games through injury this season but has still started 14 Premier League games, scoring four goals.

Carragher will probably end up being right about Pulisic not being as good as Hazard, but that's hardly an offensive thing to say!

Featured Image Credit: PA/CBS

Topics: Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Champions League, Christian Pulisic, Jamie Carragher, Real Madrid, La Liga

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