Eden Hazard sends clear message to Chelsea team-mates
Eden Hazard is challenging his Chelsea team-mates to win the Champions League this season
Eden Hazard has challenged his Chelsea team-mates to win the Champions League this season.
The west London side had to come from behind to secure a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as Hazard scored twice for Antonio Conte’s men.
The result left Chelsea top of their Champions League group as they look to book their place in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition and challenge for the title.
Chelsea have been in stuttering form in the Premier League in recent weeks and already find themselves nine points behind leaders Manchester City.
The Blues may have to focus their attentions on European affairs if they want to take home a major trophy this season.
Chelsea have not won the Champions League since their famous triumph under Roberto Di Matteo back in 2012.
And although Hazard admits that trying to win the Champions League will be a tall order this season, he is hopeful that the Blues can challenge for the title.
Speaking to Chelsea TV after Wednesday’s game, Hazard said: “After the game against Atletico which we won, the journalists and people were talking about Chelsea winning the Champions League but we know it is not easy.
“We face a lot of good teams in the competition – but we will see at the end. We are ready to go as far as possible.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday with a home clash against Watford as they look to get back to winning ways in the top flight.