Antonio Conte sends clear warning to Eden Hazard at Chelsea
Antonio Conte discusses Eden Hazard's role at Chelsea and how he wants the playmaker to develop
Antonio Conte has warned Eden Hazard that it is up to him to make sure that he gets the most out of his talent at Chelsea.
The Belgian playmaker has been working his way back to full fitness for the west London club after having missed the start of the season recovering from an ankle injury.
Hazard has earned plenty of praise for his performances for Chelsea in recent days and he was particularly impressive during the Blues’ thrilling 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last week.
The 26-year-old played a key role in helping Chelsea to win the Premier League in Conte’s first campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge last season.
The playmaker will now be hoping to help fire the west London club to the title once again as the Blues look to defend the trophy and also challenge for the Premier League title.
Now, Conte has challenged Hazard to step his game up and try and get the very most out of his talent.
Speaking at a news conference at Cobham before the clash with Manchester City on Saturday, Conte said: “Eden, in every game, he finds a way to be decisive, to score or to make an assist for a team-mate. I love this.
“If God gives you this talent, you must exploit this talent. My task is sometimes to try to push him to be decisive in every moment, in every game.
“This season has started for him with a big game against Atletico Madrid and now he has to show this season that he deserves to stay at the top with the best.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Crystal Palace after the international break.