Eden Hazard has improved under Jose Mourinho, says Marc Wilmots

Marc Wilmots believes that Eden Hazard has improved significantly in the last season at Chelsea

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard improved his game under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea last season, according to Belgium boss Marc Wilmots.

The 23-year-old won the PFA young player of the year award after scoring 14 goals and making seven assists in 35 Premier League appearances last term.

I have followed Eden for a long time and in the last 18 months he has improved

Marc Wilmots

And the Belgium manager, whose side take on Argentina in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, has been impressed by the playmaker’s recent development at Stamford Bridge.

“I have followed Eden for a long time and in the last 18 months he has improved,” Wilmots said.

“I talked to him last night and told him how he could improve even more. You will hopefully see a result on the pitch. He is eager.”

Hazard signed for Chelsea from Lille in 2012 and has 49 Belgium caps to his name.

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