I'm a team player, says Hazard

13 September 2012 09:39
Eden Hazard says he is not at Chelsea to "show off" but will try and win a game himself if the situation demands it.

Hazard has made a big impact in his first three Premier League games with the Blues after arriving from Lille in the summer, providing four assists as well as winning two penalties and scoring a goal against Newcastle. The 21-year-old's antics have been crucial in helping Chelsea move top of the fledgling table ahead of this weekend's West London derby against QPR. The Belgium international insists he is not at the club to hog the spotlight and enjoys making openings for his colleagues. "I love to set up my team-mates," he told the official Champions Matchday magazine.

"I am not here to be a star, to show off. I am here to play for the others, but if I have to try and clinch a game then I will. "People will see me at Chelsea the way I am and judge me the way they want to." Hazard is looking forward to playing in the Champions League with holders Chelsea after getting a taste of the tournament with Lille. "It's a competition that gets everyone dreaming," he added. "Every detail counts at this level. "It was good experience (last season with Lille).

I hope to do better in it. "It will be complicated, because now Chelsea are the team to beat. "The goal is to win the Champions League every year, but we know it is difficult to win it twice in a row." Hazard admits he is still adjusting to life in England following his summer move and says joining Chelsea has been a culture shock. "It's totally different here," he said.

"With Lille we could have gone to the South of France and people wouldn't have recognised us. But at Chelsea, the players are at another level. "Everything has changed for me - the language, the country - but it is up to me to adapt."

Source: team_talk