Cape Town - Eden Hazard has admitted his modest goalscoring
record has been a source of frustration for all of the managers he has played
under at Chelsea.
The 28-year-old has never managed to breach the 20-goal mark
in his time at Stamford Bridge, with his biggest output coming in the 2016/17
campaign as he netted 16 goals to help the Blues clinch the Premier League
The 2017/18 season was a major source of frustration for
everyone connected with the club as the Blues slumped to a fifth-place finish.
Hazard finished that campaign as the club's top scorer with
12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.
When asked if his goal output had frustrated former Blues
boss Antonio Conte, Hazard told France Football: "I didn't just frustrate
"In my career I've frustrated all my managers, and now,
I'm frustrating Sarri. I frustrated Mourinho.
"They all think you need to score more, do more of this
and more of that. I'll also frustrate the next manager I have.
"If this season, I finish 30 goals and 20 assists, we
will all say: 'Oh yeah, exceptional'. Even if I make matches all rotten. But
that's not what I want. I do not care [about it]!
"I may be a part in the best players in the world.
Because the best think goals, passes, trophies. And I have never been like
that. So yes, maybe ... After that, in professional football, there are a lot
of players like me who want to have fun."
Hazard has been long-term target for Real Madrid and looked
poised to depart Stamford Bridge after the 2018 World Cup before having a
change of heart and opting to stay in London.
"After the World Cup, I wanted to leave, but in the end,
I stayed at Chelsea and I'm playing one of best seasons so far," he
"So, I don't think that I need a different challenge.
But that doesn't mean that I will become better."