Eden Hazard believes that the time has come for Chelsea to win the Champions League again.
The Belgian international has been quoted by the Evening Standard as discussing his side’s chances of winning Europe’s most elusive club honour, and has spoken of how he is desperate to add the winners’ medal to his collection.
This year is important. I have only got to the semi-final when we lost to Atletico Madrid. So it’s in my head to win this trophy. I have won the Premier League and the title in France. Now all the big players want to win the Champions League.
Hazard made his first appearance of the season against Leicester City on Saturday, with Chelsea coming away from the King Power Stadium with a solid 2-1 win.
I think now is time to win this. We have a good squad, good manager, so now we are ready for that. I will try to give everything on the pitch, if I win, I’m happy, but if I don’t win, no regrets.
The former Lille winger has been recovering from a long-term injury and is set to be eased back into the starting line-up by Antonio Conte. The Italian is considering giving him his first start of the season on Tuesday night against Qarabag.
As a player you want to play in the Champions League. Last year we just watched on TV – it’s not a good feeling. You want to play in this kind of game because every time you play in the Champions League it’s a big game.
Everyone is watching you, so, yeah, I’m happy to be back in the Champions League.
Chelsea will be keen to kick off their Champions League campaign with a win in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful when Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag visit in the opening game week for Group C.