Chelsea new signing Eden Hazard has played down comparisons with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Hazard last month joined Chelsea from Lille in a £32million deal and much is expected of him in the Premier League this season.
The 21-year-old insists he does not feel any pressure following his big-money move to Stamford Bridge, but has dismissed comparisons with the player who is widely seen as the best in the world today.
"Messi is the world’s best player and it’s a bit of an exaggeration to say I can be that good," he told The Sun.
"But I am happy if people see similarities between us, and being compared to Messi makes me think about what I can achieve with Chelsea rather than the obstacles I need to overcome to get there.
"Ultimately it’s the coach who will decide if I play in a similar role to the one Messi plays for Barca but I am looking to succeed the Eden Hazard way."
Hazard completed his move to Chelsea after snubbing Manchester United and rivals Manchester City.
And he admits Chelsea's Champions League final win over Bayern Munich was a major factor in his decison to join the Blues.
"Chelsea had the most convincing argument for me to join and obviously being the Champions League winners was a big factor in my choice," he added.
"Chelsea is a fantastic club with fantastic players and they can give me the best possible chance to progress as a player.
"It’s a slightly less important reason but London is also a bit closer to Belgium than Manchester and I can get home a little easier from here."