Chelsea winger Eden Hazard must win the big trophies to be known as an elite player, according to his head coach Antonio Conte.
The London Evening Standard reports that the Italian believes the winger is not yet at the peak of his powers, despite another impressive display against Newcastle United this weekend.
I don’t think Eden is in the peak of his career. He has a lot of (room for) improvement. He is a young player and it’s important for him to work, work, work in training sessions to improve himself and then to have this type of performance.
You are at the top when you win the Ballon d’Or, when you win the Champions League, when you win the World Cup or European Championships.
In that moment you are at the top, otherwise you are a great player, but only a great player.
Hazard was at the heart of a spirited Chelsea performance that saw them come from behind to win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian got Chelsea back on level terms with a well-taken half-volley in the first half before scoring his second with a cheeky penalty to extend the Blues’ lead.
Since returning from injury earlier this season, Hazard is enjoying a fine run of form, playing in a more central role because of the change in systems at Stamford Bridge.