Eden Hazard is determined to justify his role in the team; the role is of creative midfielder, not a striker.
During a recent interview, he has been very straightforward in his views, saying even though he scored lot of goals last season, this season, his focus will be on passing and creating chances for Diego Costa upfront.
“Last season; I scored a lot of goals and maybe this season I can make a lot more passes forward because Costa is one of the best, and he can score,” said Hazard. “It’s my job to score, but it’s also my job to make assists as well.”
Hazard topped the scoring chart for Chelsea last season with 14 Premier League goals, including four penalties, but Costa’s arrival and recent performance has eased a bit of pressure on the star winger.
“The new players have settled in very good. I enjoy playing with the best players in the squad, and I’m very happy,” he was quoted telling Chelsea TV by the London Evening Standard.
“We have a very competitive team and we want more than last season.
“Last season we played good but we didn’t win any trophies, so we want more. We can win four trophies, and I hope we can compete in the two cups, the Premier League and Champions League for a long time throughout the year.
“Costa can score every game and Cesc is one of the best midfielders in the world. Cesc can score as well and make good assists.”
Hazard also talked about his close relationship with Cesar Azpilicueta.
“I have Azpi behind me and he helps me when I attack or have to defend. Off the pitch, we are very close friends because he can speak French and understands everything.
“It is important for me to play with him because I know how he plays… I think he can reach the level of being one of the best right or left backs in the world. (Source: Reuters)”