Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has insisted that he wants to be even better next season after securing the Premier League Player of the Year award for the 2014/15 campaign.
As reported by the clubs's official website, Hazard, who played a leading role in the Blues' title winning campaign, has insisted that he enjoyed a great season with the club after winning two trophies and four individual awards.
There's no doubt about it, the Belgian international was the standout player in England's elite division, but it appears that he's ready to kick on once again next term.
"It’s always good to win this award,’ he told the official Chelsea website.
"It’s been a great season; we won two trophies and I won four individual awards, which isn’t the most important thing, but it’s always good when you can make a big contribution to the team winning trophies.
"I’m very proud, I had a very good season and hopefully next year will be even better.
"When the season started my main aim was to win the Premier League or Champions League. I always say the individual awards aren’t as important, but I received a few this season so of course I’m very happy."
There's no doubt about it, at 24-years of age, Hazard certainly has a great chance of becoming one of the leading players in world football on a consistent basis over the coming years.
At the end of the day, after 14 goals in England's elite division last term, the versatile forward will be hoping to strike on even more occasions next term. 14 goals is certainly a great return for an attacking midfielder, but he will be determined to improve further, especially if he wants to be compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who are without question the world's best two players.
Let's be honest, it's going to be extremely difficult for the Belgian international to compete with that world-class duo, but he will be determined to get as close to them as possible over the next 12-months.
Champions League challenge
And Hazard will surely be hoping to make a major impact on the European scene in 2015/16. Failure in Europe would have certainly frustrated Jose Mourinho and Co. last term, so they will be desperate to prove their credentials in the competition next term.
On the domestic scene, the Blues were far too good, but they will be well aware that they must step up if they're going to secure their first major European trophy under the Portuguese tactician.
And there's no reason why Chelsea's talisman won't be able to inspire them to success sooner rather than later. Hazard and Chelsea will only improve next season, which will no doubt worry their rivals.
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