Eden Hazard explains his mentality to Chelsea fans
Eden Hazard insists that his only priority on the football pitch with Chelsea is to enjoy himself
Eden Hazard has insisted that his top priority on the football pitch with Chelsea is to enjoy the game.
The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents since signing for Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012.
Hazard was voted as the PFA player of the year in 2015 as he helped Chelsea win the Premier League and League Cup under former boss Jose Mourinho.
Like many of his team-mates, Hazard was criticised for failing to produce his best form for Chelsea last season as the Blues endured a campaign to forget.
The west London club ended up in 10th place in the Premier League table and without a trophy.
Hazard, however, says he pays no attention to the statistics surrounding his game and that his primary aim is to express himself on the pitch.
In a revealing interview with the Chelsea magazine, Hazard said: “For me, football is like this: I go on the pitch and I try to enjoy it. I don’t look at statistics, I don’t look at goals, I just want to go on the pitch.
“I prefer to win 5-0 and I play an amazing game, but don’t score or assist, than play a bad game where I score two goals and we win 2-0.
“Football is simple, you just have to win games, so I go on the pitch, I try to do my best and try to make the fans happy.
“This is why I play – for my enjoyment and also for the fans’. It’s like when I go to watch a movie or a spectacle, I want to be happy.
“For me, when all the fans come to a game, they have to be happy, so it’s my job to do make sure they are and I try every game.”