Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has told fans that they must be patient for him to get back to his devastating form, the Standard reports.
The 26-year-old suffered a three-month absence from playing football after sustaining an ankle injury in the summer. The Belgian effectively missed the first month of the season, with his only start coming in the Carabao Cup against Nottingham Forest. In the league, it’s mainly been late substitute appearances for Hazard.
After recently been nominated for the Ballon D’Or as part of the 30-man shortlist, Hazard believes that getting on the pitch and finding his feet again is more important than him putting in great displays week in week out, as the Standard reports.
Hazard is quoted by the Standard saying:
“I worked out during the summer. I will miss some games, I will play some bad games. I just want to play football and try to bring the best out of me.”
Despite Hazard’s fitness certainly not being an issue as it was at the start of the 2015-16 season. It’s important for Antonio Conte that he gets the player that was so influential in us winning the league last season.
If Conte can get Hazard anywhere near the same level, then we have nothing to worry about.