Eden Hazard admits Chelsea legend is his childhood idol

Eden Hazard has revealed that Chelsea legend Didier Drogba was one of his childhood idols

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
eden hazard
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: The Sport Review

Eden Hazard has named Didier Drogba as his childhood idol and admits he was honoured to have played one season with the Ivorian striker at Chelsea.

Hazard and Drogba both helped Chelsea win the Premier League title in the 2014-15 season as the veteran forward returned to the club for one more campaign.

The Belgian playmaker is widely regarded as one of Europe’s top attacking talents and Hazard says Drogba is one of the best players he has ever lined up with.

Speaking to Chelsea’s website, Hazard said: “I grew up watching Didier Drogba play and he was a huge idol of mine.

“I signed for Chelsea just after he left so I was a little bit sad that I was arriving as he was leaving, but two years later he came back.

“I’m so happy I can tell my kids that I played with him, even if it was just one season.

“He’s a great guy, a great leader and you always learn from the best in football. He was such a big-game player and I still speak to him.”

Hazard faces a race to be fit for the new Premier League season after he suffered a broken ankle while on international duty with Belgium at the end of last season.

The 26-year-old will be hoping to rediscover his top form for the Blues as they bid to retain the Premier League title and also mount a challenge for the Champions League in Antonio Conte’s second campaign in charge at the club.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Paul Pogba
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Paul Pogba at Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Novak Djokovic
Laureus Awards 2019: Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka fly tennis flag at sporting Oscars
Paul Merson
Paul Merson slams Maurizio Sarri’s ‘lazy’ Chelsea FC transfers
Mesut Ozil
Arsene Wenger sends warning to Arsenal about Mesut Ozil