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Chelsea move has made Hazard a great player: Georges Leekens

eden-hazard Chelsea player to watch 2013-14

Few big money transfers live up to their price tag. There have been many flops littered in the history of football, while Chelsea have had personal experiences in the form of Andrei Shevchenko and Fernando Torres (to a certain extent). Eden Hazard, though, has just been brilliant. Hazard, who cost £34 million in transfer fees and £150,000 per week in wages, had a lot to expectations to satisfy. A return of 13 goals and 20 assists in his first season more than justified his price tag.

Former Belgium coach Georges Leekens has praised Eden Hazard by saying that he has made himself a great player since the move to Chelsea.

Speaking to Sport Foot Magazine, he said:

“When I coached the Red Devils, Eden Hazard had the talent and personality, now he has more scope. At Lille, he was a good player.

“At Chelsea, he has become a great player. He has evolved.

“He takes on more responsibilities and has become a real professional, working in some games, tracking back to left back. And he is now respected by the squad.”

Of course, it would be daft to judge the player by just one season, but it is remarkable how Hazard has become an important part of the Chelsea team in a short span of time. It is widely thought that Mourinho sees the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’ in Hazard. His goal against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Super Cup was very much reminiscent of Ronaldo’s goals while playing for United.

On Hazard becoming a superstar, Mourinho recently said:

“When you are a top talent you can’t waste that talent. I think at this talent level he is somebody very above us.

“He is a top talent, but it’s one thing being a top talent and another being a top player. And I want him to be a top player.”

Hazard suffered an injury while on international duty with the Belgian national team. He is expected to play with the help of painkillers against Scotland in the World Cup qualifying match on Saturday. He should be fit for Chelsea’s next match against Everton on 14th August 2013.

Hazard against Bayern Munich 2013:

29 comments

  1. He’s a great player. I pray he delivers

  2. INJURY SCARE ON HAZARD WILL NOT STOP BLUES FROM HAZARDLY DEALING WITH ARCH RIVALS!WATCH OUT!

  3. I know hazard will be one of the best player in the whole world

  4. I don’t think that it is the right thing for Hazard to engage into national action with painkillings, because that might expose him to more serious danger.they should think otherwise.

  5. Hazard is always a player to watch anytime any day and hopefully,in d next couple of years he cud win d ballon d’or….keep it up my young man

  6. Hazard is a good player this he we beeb among the best.

  7. i luv hazard he is one of the best player in the world i tnk the should leave him to rest

  8. Torres Temple Michael

    Please, Hazard is more important for his club than country….

  9. Hazard is a good player that is working very hard to become a great star. Infact Hazard has improve in his game compared to last season which he did settle down quickly at chelsea squad. Pls allow him to rest because of the injury he substain at national squad training,which he has been nursing for some weeks backs

  10. The guy is improving everyday by day,before,he doesn’t mark opponents but now he’s marking without any problem.i rate messi 1st,ronaldo 2nd and hazard 3rd for nw but very soon,hazard wil overshadow all of them and win Word best

  11. Hazard is going to be a legend in chelsea expect real Madrid buys him for £120million

    world best in him

  12. Mou don’t allow mr winger and mr chelsea to national team oooooooo hazard is very very important for us now especially next match agaist EVERTON. Pls mou don’t

  13. No o, we need hazard nown, mou dnt allow hm go, mou be careful wit everton dnt bench liuz against lukaku.

  14. ..Pls dnt let him play 4 national team oooo….let him rest 4 sum tym cos he’s very important 4 chelsea dis season…..5 times ballon d’or upcoming world best..

  15. Hazard is de best player in EPL 4now he will win player of year youngest player in dis season we d fans n mourinho should nt Allow national team dutys to kill our messi 4 us tell dem to rest him so dat he will be fit 4 everton game ALL DE WAY BLUEZ 4LIFE

  16. It’s a nice thing to have him

  17. Hazard is a gud player but chelsea should know it dicover his national team but we do without hazard in next march

  18. Hazard is our messi, i want mou 2 stop him 4 not playing in d national team dis sartuday bcos of d injury (achilles tendon) he’s surfery frm week pass so dat he can b fit against everton.blues family one luv!

  19. What perfect control he has. A guy wt good speed and correct accuracy. I enjoy watching u. Keep on doing wat u know how 2 do best. U ar a star.

  20. Abbey mogaji peter

    I wish hazard himself shuld have the opurtunity to see this……wit the hlp of GOD he wuld win the ballon do’r

  21. ADEBIYI IBUKUNOLUWA

    Hazard he’s a fantastic player if he keep on playing like this he can b word best…mourinho shouldn’nt allow him 2 go back 2 belgium in order not 2 sustain injury

  22. I can see the future, Hazard would become the world best if he could up his game; in terms of skills, assist and goals.

  23. Hazard will be d next messi nd ronaldo in term of dribble,skill pass,assit and goal coming worl best is hazard

  24. Hazard is world best no doubt, but u can see the best of Eden when hes playing alongside Juan and Emboba jnr. Jose pls peer Mata, Osca nd Hazard. I can’t wait to see this trio again, then you will see the quality you (Jose) have. I see they’re greath when mata gv Hazardious pass to Osca. I wish u quick recouvery. Up Hazard Up Chelsea

  25. Pls rest him.He deserves it

  26. hazard is become word best god wll help him

  27. Hazard shld b d nxt world best if only fifa with dia h8rd wit english futbol wil alow

  28. MOU Y ARE U DOIN US LYK DIS IS NT GUD AT ALL U WIL US OSCAR ND HAZARD U WIL NT US MATA FIND SUM TOO DO UP BLUES

  29. MOU Y ARE U DOIN US LYK DIS IS NT GUD AT ALL U WIL US OSCAR ND HAZARD U WIL NT US MATA FIND SUM TOO DO UP BLUES