Eden Hazard has insisted that he wants to come back strong from a disastrous 2015/16 for both himself and Chelsea as a whole, saying that he hopes to get himself back to a place to win Player of the Year awards once again.
Hazard didn’t score a single Premier League goal until late April last season, although he ended the season with a bang to hit four goals in five games and hint at a return to his devastating best as the Blues struggled to a top-half finish.
The Belgian said on the club’s pre-season tour: “I want to be the best, like I was two years ago. I want to win the same awards. We’ve got to show to everybody we are Chelsea, we’re big players, we’re a big team.
“We didn’t finish in a good place last season. We want to forget it. We want to do better and win the Premier League. We need to do this. This season is important and I am ready.”
The 25-year-old took time to admit his own shortcomings, saying: “I played a very bad season. I think it was because I was tired. It is easy to look back and say now I was tired. Last season was difficult.
“I was injured. Not a big one, but it was not easy to play with a small injury, especially in England because the game is very difficult. Now it’s finished. I hope. After a season like this, I wanted to stay at Chelsea. I didn’t want to finish like this.
“When I was in France (playing for Lille) I scored a hat-trick in my final game and was a good time to leave. If I must leave Chelsea one day, I hope I can finish well and be a champion again.”
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