Eden Hazard: Chelsea and Premier League have helped me become world-class
Chelsea’s star forward Eden Hazard believes the experience he has gained while playing for Chelsea in the Premier League is the reason he is as good as he is today. Hazard, 24, joined Chelsea in 2012 from Ligue 1 side Lille for a fee in the region of about £32 million.
Hazard won his first medal with the Blues which was the Europa Leauge in 2013. He won his very first domestic medal wth them when they defeated Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Capital One Cup.
The Belgian is one of Europe's most wanted talents, and is the reigning PFA Young Player of the Year, and is favoured to win the senior award this year after helping the Blues in a season which will most likely see them end with both the Capital One Cup and the Premier League trophy.
In an interview before Belgium’s Euro 2016 game against Cyprus, Hazard said, "I have become stronger in England because I play with and against greater players. I have to raise my level. I am gaining experience. It's a big match every weekend, and each season I find new qualities.”
"This season I score headers. Who would have thought it? I am progressing. I'm happy with my season like I was with last season. I am continuing my apprenticeship. People expect Eden to score 30 to 40 goals a season. I don't think about doing it. I'm not like that.”
“If there is a point in my game where I still need to work, it is of course, to be more efficient -- to play even more for myself, to score goals. But I am having a great season. Maybe I will have two trophies, and that will be great."