Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard admitted it was a special achievement to have made the FIFPro World XI.
Hazard has established himself as one of Europe’s deadliest playmakers in recent seasons and won the Silver Ball for the second best player at this summers World Cup in Russia after putting in a series of dazzling displays during Belgium’s run to the semi-final.
The 27-year-old forward was joined in the World XI by Stamford Bridge teammate and World Cup winner with France N’Golo Kante and he admitted afterwards that having two players in the FIFPro team was great for Chelsea as a whole.
“It’s great to be a part of this team,” Hazard told Chelsea’s official website.
“It’s something I couldn’t have imagined because all of them are top players so just to be with them is something special.
“When you have this feeling you want more and I hope next season is going to be the same, we will work for that.
“It’s good for Chelsea. N’Golo is my friend so it’s great, not just for myself and N’Golo but for the Chelsea fans. The Chelsea family is super.”
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was the only other Premier League representative in the FIFA XI, although Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah won the Puskas award for the Best Goal for his superb strike against Everton last season in the Merseyside Derby.
Team in full:
David de Gea – Manchester United
Dani Alves – PSG
Raphael Varane – Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Marcelo – Real Madrid
Luka Modric – Real Madrid
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Kylian Mbappe – PSG
Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus