Eden Hazard: Jose Mourinho told me I need to score more for Chelsea
Eden Hazard reveals that Jose Mourinho is expecting him to score more often for Chelsea
Eden Hazard has revealed that Jose Mourinho has told the playmaker that he needs to score more often for Chelsea.
The Belgium international has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season and has helped Mourinho’s men build a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The 24-year-old has netted five goals and made nine assists in 25 top-flight games this season for the Blues. He also scored twice in the Champions League group stage.
However, Hazard says that Mourinho is expecting him to find the net more often for the west London club in the latter stages of the campaign.
“Jose Mourinho would like for me to score more,” Hazard is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
“Us forwards need to score and to pass. But I think I compensate for that given how many chances I create.
“I’m fouled a lot, there are a lot of free-kicks and penalties that I win. But he’d like me to score more, like those great players [Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo] who score two or three times each game.”
He added: “What strikes me the most is that Mourinho leaves us to it. He doesn’t put much pressure on us, he takes it on him and he lets us play.”
Hazard signed a new five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea last week as he committed his future to the Stamford Bridge outfit.
He will be expecting to feature when the Blues travel to Paris Saint-Germain for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday night.