Hazard To Become Chelsea’s Messi
New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said that he can help star player Eden Hazard reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
After a magnificent 2014-15 campaign that saw them clinch the league title and Capital One Cup, the Blues had a forgettable campaign last term with Hazard one of the major culprits as he battled with injuries and loss of form.
However, Conte, who began his reign with a 2-0 defeat to Rapid Vienna in Saturday’s opening pre-season friendly, insists Chelsea have players who belong with the very best, Goal writes.
“These players, with work, can still improve a lot,” said Conte. “Because now we have players, fantastic players, who have great talent but in this moment the world doesn’t think they are the same level as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo or Paul Pogba.
“But in our squad there are players who, with work, can improve a lot and reach this level. I’m sure about this.
“It’s important that the players understand they must work to show that ‘Now I am a top player, but I want to become top, top, top, top and want to stay there’.”
The former Juventus and Italy coach, who implored his new charges to become a “blazing inferno” during his unveiling, insists the Blues must find their winning mentality.
“The habit of Chelsea is to win the title or to stay until the end of the season fighting to win the title, to play in the Champions League.
“And last season it was incredible, not only for Hazard but for other players also. It’s important for us to recover Hazard in the best condition: technique, tactical, physical, overall and with the good mentality.
“But I spoke with him and I’m very happy. I’m pleased to train a fantastic player like him and also the other players.
“It’s important for me, I repeat, next season to create the right spirit in the team and with great organisation, a great physical condition we can have a good season.”
ENJOY FREE CONTENTS FROM US
IN YOUR EMAIL
Breaking News, Events, Music & More
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.