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Eden Hazard: Don’t Call Me Lazy

Eden Hazard has more than justified his £32 million pricetag in the last few months through his consistent and spellbinding performances. One of the favourites to win the PFA Player of the Year award this year, Hazard has revealed that his ambition is to reach the level of Ronaldo or Messi – widely adjudged as the best players in the world today. He has also responded to suggestions that he is lazy.

Eden Hazard vs Aston Villa 2013

The 23-year-old has been criticised occasionally for his laid-back approach in training and his failure to track back. Speaking to Belgian newspaper HLN, Hazard said:

I have the image of someone who cares about nothing. I say that this is my sixth season in top-level football. I am rarely injured, I’m careful with my diet. All this proves that I’m seriously involved.

Jose Mourinho recently praised the shift in attitude of the player, who he says is more involved and professional than ever. “He was not voted, but he was known as one of the worst trainers. He has become, I don’t say one of the best, but a good professional in training,” Mourinho said.

He also spoke about his desire to become the next Ronaldo or Messi. Hazard continued, “I do not know if I can reach statistics Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi but my goal is to reach this level.”

He has 11 in 29 matches this season – figures that are extremely good for a midfielder. Messi and Ronaldo have been scoring one goal per game on average for the last few seasons, but their performances come in a league dominated by the big two – Barcelona and Real Madrid. The gap between those two and the rest of the league is so vast that one can even say that the numbers are flattering.

It is incredibly hard to achieve those figures in the Premier League especially being a midfielder. For now, he is surely Premier League’s Ronaldo.

12 comments

  1. I will ever remains Juan Mata’s fan, I don’t cares the club he play his trade’ if Juan is happy I am happy, up chelsea!!!

  2. Mata world class prayermaker 4 two season chelsea best prayer is not easy. we wish u a luck nd shall all miss u .

  3. Tamunotonye wokoma

    Juan mata, i can’t still imagine that u’ave left us, i pray someday when d idiot mourihno leaves the club i hope to see u come back to ur heartbeat club chelsea fc.

  4. Mata words cnt xplain hw i miss u,i will always luv u as a player,u hold a special place in my heart,wish u all d beat juan

  5. Good bye juan mata wish you good luck

  6. U are a wonderfull player 2 us in chelsea Mata you we be chelsea fans 4 life i wish u best of lock in your ways, mata i love u up up up Chelsea.

  7. What can i say more. I always loved your personality and today you have increased my love for you. I can not forget your first game for us you came in for drogba and scored. Today you are no more with us. You are splitting my heart between chelsea and man u. Wish you the best and a successfull world cup. Thank you.

  8. When I remember that juan mata is no longer a chelsea player water (tears) runs out from my eyes, u deserved a place in chelsea squad, we all miss u mata, good luck but am sorry to say this am wishing u and ur new club a trophy less seasons until the day u will leave ur new club. Blue is the colour

  9. Egyptian Chelsea fanatic 4life

    I’m also disappointed Mata left and of all teams to United. He could of went on loan if reports were true. I wonder if Mata left first would KDB have stayed? Either way Oscar has improved dramatically this season in terms of consistency and league play. I’m glad we have Salah, who used to play as a LB! Very special player indeed. Amr Zaki is also an Egyptian of Chelsea standard who I hope has matured professionally.

  10. Hazard,Oscar,Willian,Schurrle,Salah,Ramires,Matic,Lampard,Mikel… Mata left for good, Good for him and Good for chelsea. Just because Mata is now with MANU dosen’t mean he’ll win everything, we have much better squad than MANU even Mata admits. Best Of Luck for him but Mata will never win EPL. Mata is surprised that Chelsea sold him for Manchester United and Chelsea fans are even more surprised that Mata gave up this soon. Look at Fernando Torres or Ivanovic. I wish Mata will come back like Matic. Hugs to Mata and lots of love. You are still blue.

    PS: Red doesn’t look good on Mata. I saw that pic.

  11. KWEKU YEBOAH NICKNAME KWEKU LAMPARD

    I LIKE MATA VERY WELL BUT HE IS SOFT AND HE HAS LESS PRESEN ON THE PITCH AND OSCAR HAVE ALL THOUGHS QUALITIES SO WHY SHOULDNOT GO HE HISSELF KNOW THAT HE CAN’T MAKE IT WITH OSCAR ALL DOE I LIKE HIM BUT THE MONEY MAN UNITED PULLED OUT WAS GREAT TO BARNEFIT SO THAT WE CAN REDUCE THE LOSS AND JOES MOURINHO I THINK SALLA WILL BE THE LAST MIDFULDER TO SIGNED BECAUSE MORE LEON GOOD MIDFULDER LIKE OF PIAZON, THORGAN , AKE AND SO ON.

  12. congratulation mata; alot has been done by u i albeit u still deserved de class are with composure in de world of competative football. Good things also come 2 an end i wish anice time. salah’matic’schurle can deploy in de space left by mata. Yes mohurino is akind of a coach dat instruct what 2 be done by a payer & he is respectable & i think mata’s exit is’nt mohurino’s mistake but cub b’se every coach has his own tactics of playing…big love 2 u all.