Chelsea‘s forward Eden Hazard is one of the Blue’s most senior players and is very much aware of his obligations as a good example to young and aspiring members of the squad.
Presently a standout amongst the most sought- after wingers in world football, he recalls being in such position when he was starting at Lille.
Hazard speaking to Chelsea magazine: “In my first month I trained with Patrick Kluivert and he had a good mentality,”
“I remember one day we were in the gym together and he was doing some work, and I was doing… nothing!
“So he started to show me, saying: ‘Come on, Eden! You need to do this!’
“I remember thinking, ‘If Patrick Kluivert’s told me this, I need to do something!’ He was a top guy, a top player.
“That’s when I started to understand that football is not easy and you need to work if you want to arrive.”
The Belgian star missed pre-season subsequent to a broken leg on international duties with Belgium.
But, he got his first goal of the season against Bournemouth as of late and is quick to display the right state of mind at all times
“You need to show the right mentality to the younger players because they are looking up to you.
“When I was 16 at Lille, I was watching the big guys, thinking, ‘Oh, this guy does this in training; that guy never comes in late.’
“So, yeah, we are examples. You need to show the right motivation, the right ambition.”