Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised Eden Hazard following the great performances showed by the Belgian star so far.
The Italian manager reckons the importance of Hazard in his ‘idea of football’: “Eden is showing great football but also great character and great personality in every game. I think he is growing a lot in this aspect. For him, it’s fantastic. Not only for him, but also for the team.”
It is understood that Hazard will challenge to lift the Player of the Year award at the end of this season, but Conte believes ‘it’s too early to reply to this question’.
I hope that at the end of the season one of my players could be player of the year. – he admitted – It would mean we’ve won the league and, for me, it would be a great satisfaction to have one of my players winning this award”.
Then Conte ended: “Until now it’s important to be concentrated on the league and try and play game by game, to be focused. They are important but, if you don’t win, they are not important.”