Eden Hazard reflects on an up-and-down Premier League campaign with Chelsea
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has claimed that he always tries to play football the same way he did in his back garden as a child, after a successful season personally.
Hazard hit out at Jose Mourinho’s tactics after Champions League elimination to Atletico Madrid a few weeks ago but has backed down and admitted he must work harder.
The Belgian was Chelsea’s best player this season, picking up the club’s Player of the Year but also being voted the PFA Young Player of the Year.
The Belgian international said: ‘I know maybe I have to do better in training or on the pitch.
“I want to score more and help the team score more goals and next season I hope we can be better.
“I try to play like I did when I was a young boy playing in my garden.
“Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not so good but I try to always make sure I give my best to help the team, even if I am not having the best game myself.
“When you are young, you sometimes play one good game and then one bad game. This season I was able to be more consistent which is good for me.”
Eden Hazard completed the highest number of take-ons (132) in the Premier League last season.