Eden Hazard reveals motivational speech from Samuel Eto'o

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Chelsea wing wizard Eden Hazard has revealed that veteran team-mate Samuel Eto'o regularly provides words of wisdom before big matches, making it clear to the Belgian star that he has the talent to be considered among the world's very best players.

Hazard has found consistent form to justify a hefty £32.5m price tag in his second season at Stamford Bridge, scoring 16 goals in all competitions to spearhead Chelsea's push for silverware on two fronts.

Eto'o has largely been chosen ahead of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba to play alongside Hazard in attack this season, working at close quarters with Chelsea's top scorer and forming a glowing opinion of the maestro, one he likes to vocalise for motivation.

That added incentive to perform has clearly had an effect on Hazard, who shared that he now focusing on having a decisive impact on matches rather than showing flashes of his talent on fleeting occasions.

He told Belgian publication La Derniere Heure: Eto'o tells me every day that I can be one of world's best players," he told Belgian paper La Derniere Heure.

"Before every game he tells me I have to make the difference.

"He tells me: 'You don't leave the stadium without scoring a goal.' After a while you understand that.

"A few years ago, football was just football for me. If I didn't score, I didn't care too much, as long as we won the game.

"Now I want to score in every game and be decisive."

Blues boss Jose Mourinho will need both men to be on top form at the business end of the campaign, with Chelsea still fighting for a Premier League and Champions League dream double.

Mourinho's men are four points clear at the top of the table with seven games left to play, while their European ambitions remain intact ahead of two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain next month.

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