In his recent exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Eden hazard has disclosed the secret about why he chose the blues over Manchester United.
In the interview, Hazard talks about many things, including his ambitions and his future plans & his plans on winning Ballon d’Or. Below are the major points from his interview.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOU ARE A DIFFERENT PLAYER NOW TO THE ONE WHO MADE HIS DEBUT IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOR LILLE?
“I have had maybe 20 games in the Champions League now. I have experience. You continue the game and you try to be the best.
“The Champions League is a really good competition. Everybody sees the Champions League and you have to be good.”
WHEN YOU MADE THAT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DEBUT, YOU WERE IN THE SAME LILLE TEAM AS JOE COLE AND MATHIEU DEBUCHY. DID YOU SPEAK TO JOE ABOUT CHELSEA? DO YOU STILL SPEAK TO HIM IN ENGLAND?
“Yes. He said to me before, when we were at Lille, ‘You have to be at Chelsea, because it is the right club for you’. I said, ‘Okay, Joe, okay, I will go!’ (laughing).
“Yes [I still speak to Joe now] and did when we played against him with West Ham last season.
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE TO PLAY AGAINST MATHIEU IN LONDON DERBIES VERSUS ARSENAL?
“It is very exciting, because Debuchy is my friend. We won everything in Lille together.
“Last season was my first game against him when he was at Newcastle. It is always good to play against your friend.”
DID YOU WATCH CHELSEA WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN 2012? WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER OF THE GAME? DID IT ENHANCE YOUR AMBITION TO PLAY FOR CHELSEA?
“Of course. I was in a hotel in Lille.
“I remember one guy; Didier Drogba (laughing), and Petr Cech.
“Yes [it enhanced my ambition to play for Chelsea]. When they won the Champions League, after that season, I chose Chelsea. Now I am very happy. I hope we can win the Champions League again.”
IN YOUR FIRST SEASON AT CHELSEA, THE CLUB WENT OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AS HOLDERS AT THE GROUP STAGE AND THEN YOU MISSED THE EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL THROUGH INJURY. HOW FRUSTRATING WAS THAT EUROPEAN SEASON FOR YOU?
“I was sad. I could not help the team.”
DO YOU THINK A PLAYER NEEDS TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TO BE CONSIDERED A GREAT? HOW WOULD WINNING THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A BALLON D’OR AFTER YOU WERE SHORTLISTED LAST YEAR?
“If I want to win the Ballon d’Or, I need to win everything.”
JOSE MOURINHO HAS SAID, ‘IF A PLAYER IS GREAT, THEY CANNOT BE HAPPY WITH A FEW GOOD THINGS THEY DO’. AFTER YOUR GREAT FORM FOR CHELSEA LAST SEASON (14 GOALS AND SEVEN ASSISTS IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE AS WELL AS THE PFA YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD), DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE A POINT TO PROVE?
“I can be better. Last season was very good, and the first season [at Chelsea] as well. Now I am in the third season and if I can win trophies, it could be better.
“Personally, if I continue like this and score more goals and make more assists, but most important is trophies at the end.”