Hazard: “I started playing like a real Number 10″

Hazard: “I started playing like a real Number 10″

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Behind Eden Hazard’s very good season with Chelsea there are not only his technical and physical skills, but also Antonio Conte‘s tactical advice.

“I started to play a bit more centrally, like a Number 10. The manager said to me I have to try to find Diego Costa”. – the Belgian striker told Chelsea official website – “When I play I always try to pass to him, or look for him to make a run which opens up the space for me to come inside. I always try to be close to him because I know it makes it difficult for defenders when there is two of you, or even three when Pedro or Willian are there as well. When we remain static it makes it easier for them to mark us, so I tried to stay close to him and play one-touch football, which worked well”.