Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has revealed that Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba is his best friend.
Hazard also underlined that he would pick Ba for his fantasy five-a-side team but not because they are friends.
“My best friend [Demba Ba]! And not because I played with him, because I didn’t really get the chance – he was on the bench a lot and then when he started to play I was injured,” Hazard was quoted as saying in the Express.
Ba and Hazard were teammates at Chelsea and remain close friends despite the Senegalese international leaving the Premier League outfit this summer.
“Hazard is a nice kid, you know, I like him. I’m five years older than him so for me he’s like my little brother, and I just want to take care of him,” Ba said in an interview with the Telegraph.
The 29-year-old striker often praises Hazard when he scores for Chelsea via his social media accounts.
Ba joined the Black Eagles on a €6 million move from Chelsea this summer and wears the number nine shirt for the Black Eagles.
The Senegalese international had eight goals and three assists in all competitions for the Blues last season.
The powerful striker already has 24 goals and four assists for Beşiktaş this season.
Ba is currently the joint highest Süper Lig goal scorer having his the back of the net 15 times.