Belgium international Eden Hazard has just revealed that Blues boss Jose Mourinho expects him to score as often as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Hazard has only scored nine goals in 25 league appearances for the Blues this season compared with Barcelona striker Messi who has 26 goals in 23 games, while Real Madrid forward Ronaldo has 28 goals in just 20 games.
“Jose Mourinho would like for me to score more,” he is quoted as saying by Goal.com. “Us forwards need to score and to pass. But I think I compensate for that given how many chances I create.
“I’m fouled a lot, there are a lot of free-kicks and penalties that I win. But he’d like me to score more, like those great players [Messi and Ronaldo] who score two or three times each game.
“What strikes me the most is that Mourinho leaves us to it. He doesn’t put much pressure on us, he takes it on him and he lets us play.
“Obviously when we don’t win he’s not happy and you can see it during the week in training, but he doesn’t do our heads in saying ‘No, do this, do that’ every second.
“He lets us express ourselves on the pitch, he observes and from time to time he sees that we need a little push, so he says something honestly, whether it’s good or not good.
“Everyone respects him, he’s won everything and he still wants to win.”