Roberto Martinez raves about Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard

The Belgium international delivers his glowing verdict on Chelsea FC number 10 Eden Hazard

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Roberto Martinez has praised Eden Hazard for blossoming into “a leader” for both Belgium and Chelsea FC.

The 27-year-old has made an impressive start to the Premier League season to help the Blues to challenge for the title in the opening months of the campaign.

Hazard has netted seven goals and made four assists in 10 games in the Premier League to help Maurizio Sarri make a positive start to his reign.

The Belgium international has become one of the leaders of the Chelsea FC team following John Terry’s exit at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

His national team manager, Martinez, entrusted Hazard with the captain’s armband in the World Cup in Russia during the summer.

Hazard helped to fire Belgium to a third-placed finish in the major tournament after losing to eventual winners France in the semi-finals.

Martinez has praised Hazard for becoming a leader and role model for Belgium and Chelsea FC in recent seasons.

“He’s been a very good leader,” Martinez is quoted as saying by Daily Express.

“There are many different types of leaders but I think what Eden Hazard brings is someone you can get influenced by and who is an incredible source for younger players and who has been someone who can never, ever get affected by the pressure of the game or the pressure of the situation.

“And he enjoys his football and is always decisive for his play and a role model for all of us.”

Hazard moved to Chelsea FC from Lille in the 2012 summer transfer window as an exciting 21-year-old.

The Belgian star has gone on to win two Premier League titles, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the League Cup during his spell at the west London outfit.

The Chelsea FC number 10 is still waiting to get his hands on the Champions League trophy, which has eluded the attacker at Stamford Bridge thus far.

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