Chelsea star Eden Hazard runs rule over ‘most difficult’ period of his career
Chelsea star Eden Hazard says he has suffered ups and downs this season
Eden Hazard has admitted that he is in one of the most difficult periods of his career.
The Belgium international has struggled to have any impact for the defending Premier League champions this season, having failed to score in their opening eight top-flight games.
I know I can do better. I have to be able to help the team win
Hazard was named the PFA player of the year last season after he scored 16 times in 35 games to help fire the west London side to the Premier League crown.
And the 24-year-old forward, who was dropped for Chelsea’s 2-1 loss to Porto in the Champions League earlier this month, reflected on a tough couple of months.
“This is perhaps the most difficult period of my career. There are always ups and downs. I’m not certain what the problem is,” Hazard is quoted as saying by GOAL.
“But we have to keep working hard to improve. It’s always good to spend time with the national team, and even more so when things aren’t going well for your club.
“I know I can do better. I have to be able to help the team win.”
The Belgian forward has made two assists in eight Premier League games this season for the 18-time English champions.
Hazard has become a key part of the Chelsea side following his big-money move to the English capital from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012.