Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea’s young players
Eden Hazard discusses how he tries to be a role model for the younger players at Chelsea
Eden Hazard has admitted that he does his best to try and be a role model to the younger players at Chelsea.
Hazard has developed into one of the Premier League’s finest attacking talents since moving to the west London club from Lille back in 2012.
The 26-year-old has won two Premier League titles since his move to the west London club and also won the PFA player of the year award in the 2014-15 campaign.
The Blues are aiming to defend their Premier League title this season after having lifted the trophy under Antonio Conte last term.
Hazard is now one of the more senior members in Chelsea’s squad, and the playmaker admits that he does try to set a good example for the clubs’s younger players.
Speaking to Chelsea magazine, Belgium star Hazard said: “You need to show the right mentality to the younger players, because they are looking up to you.
“When I was 16 at Lille, I was watching the big guys, thinking, ‘Oh, this guy does this in training; that guy never comes in late.’
“So, yeah, we are examples. You need to show the right motivation, the right ambition.”
Hazard will be expecting to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday with a trip to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.
The Blues, who beat Manchester United 1-0 before the international break, are currently fourth in the Premier League table and nine points behind leaders Manchester City after 11 games of the new campaign.