By Anna Sneider
As Chelsea winger Eden Hazard gets ready to sit down and sign a new £10 million per-year contract that will see him become the clubs highest paid player, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told him he will have to do a lot more if he hopes to become a Stamford Bridge legend.
The new contract is proof that the young Belgium is all a part of the Portuguese manager’s long-term plans and comes just seven months after Mourinho had a go at him following the Blues Champions League semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid claiming he wasn’t willing to “sacrifice” himself fully for the team.
The young star has started the season well along with the rest of the team leading the Premiership, but Mourinho says he still has a long way to go when speaking to the Daily Star newspaper.
Mourinho said: “He needs to win titles, because titles make players historic.
“I don’t know players who are considered legends in clubs without winning titles.
“He has to do that. But the potential everybody knows.”
Mourinho claims he had no doubt that Hazard would commit his future to Chelsea.
He added: “I was never worried about it, since the moment I met his father.
“Everything was very clear about their intentions and their happiness to stay at Chelsea.
“After that, it becomes a numbers situation.
“When it becomes a number situation I’m more than happy to be out, but my club always told me that the situation would finish with a new contract. So I was never worried about that.”