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Hazard: I only care about winning, not Messi/Ronaldo comparisons

Eden Hazard is proud to be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Chelsea star isn’t setting any specific goals for himself following his brilliant start to the season.

Hazard has scored five goals in six matches to start the Premier League season after scoring 12 goals a season ago.

He also scored a contender for goal of the year in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash with Liverpool, as he darted through the Reds defense for a late winner.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri recently stated that, on current form, Hazard could scored 40 goals this season, while Ross Barkley said his teammate is better than Messi and Ronaldo right now.

The Belgian himself, though, isn’t as concerned with statistics or comparisons.

“I don’t have (goal) targets to be fair – my only target is to win something every year. I want to win trophies,” he said.

“It is not important how many goals I score. You know me, I don’t care about that. I just want to enjoy my football and win games.

“At the moment I am scoring goals, that is why everyone is talking for me to be in the top three (players). It is a pleasure to be there. I just want to keep going. I am the same player as two years ago, three years ago. I’m now in a period that I score a lot of goals, and hopefully I keep on scoring.

“It won’t be simple. Definitely not in the Premier League. I’m feeling good since the FA Cup final. Something you see. I play in strong teams, here with Chelsea and with Belgium who were very good at the World Cup, and that helps me to perform better too.”

Hazard, who has yet to sign a new deal with Chelsea, says he is enjoying his form right now and riding a wave of momentum dating back to last season.


“Even when the things are not going well, I try to be happy when I am on the pitch,” he said. “That is why I like football. At the moment, we are winning games so it is more easy to smile but when I am on the pitch I just try to be happy. At the moment it is good. I am scoring goals, we are playing good, so I am enjoying it but we will see in the future.

“We won the last FA Cup last year. We know the Premier League is going to be hard. City and Liverpool, they have a lot of good players.”


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