Antonio Conte tells Eden Hazard where he must improve his game for Chelsea FC
Antonio Conte admits that he wants Eden Hazard to work on improving his game for Chelsea FC
Antonio Conte believes that Eden Hazard still has plenty of room for improvement at Chelsea FC.
The Belgian playmaker is widely considered to be one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has been earning plenty of praise for his strong performances for Blues over the last few seasons.
Hazard signed for Chelsea FC from Lille back in 2012 and he has won two Premier League titles so far during his time at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old midfielder was also named as the PFA player of the year in 2015 as he helped the Blues to win the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho.
However, despite the Belgium international’s fine form and development since his move to Chelsea FC six years ago, Conte feels that the attacker still has lots of work to do to step his game up – both with and without the ball.
Speaking at a news conference before Chelsea FC’s trip to Manchester United on Sunday, Conte said: “Eden is performing well. He’s scoring. He can score more. He can improve.
“He has the possibility to improve his level, to work very hard with the ball, without the ball, and help his team-mates.
“It’s important for the coach to try to speak, to try to improve on the pitch, during the training sessions, to have the conversations for them to reach another level, but it’s very important to be yourself. It must be you who has this ambition, this will, to do this.”
Hazard will be expecting to start for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action next Sunday with a crunch clash against Manchester City at The Etihad.
The Blues are aiming to at least finish in the top four this season after being crowned as Champions League term.