Hazard: I want to stay and win trophies with Chelsea

By Isoccer Staff

Eden Hazard has given a huge hint he is not planning to leave Chelsea this summer by insisting he is determined to help the club win trophies for the next three years.

Hazard, who is set to make his 200th appearance for the Blues at home against Stoke tomorrow, is expected to attract bids from Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain in the summer.

The Belgium international angered Chelsea fans last month after admitting in an interview that a move to PSG would be hard to turn down and that he liked the idea of playing under Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

Hazard, whose contract expires in 2020, has struggled for form and fitness throughout the season but is fully focused on bringing silverware to Chelsea.

When asked about how he sees his future at Stamford Bridge, he told Chelsea TV: “The future is always the same and that is to win trophies, next season, in two and three years.

“You want to win the games, to win trophies. [To do that] you have to be ready because all the teams want to beat Chelsea.

“We are ready for that. We have good players in the team and I hope we can win more trophies.

“I am always happy here. Even if I play badly, I’m happy. I know this is football but I try to keep a smile on my face every time.”

According to reports,  Hazard became Real Madrid’s main summer target the moment they appointed Zidane as Rafael Benitez’s replacement in January.

Former France international Zidane is Hazard’s idol, while the Real coach has spoken regularly of his admiration for Chelsea’s attacking midfielder.

Chelsea do not want to sell their prize asset and it will take a huge offer in excess of £70million for them to change their minds.

Real Madrid are already planning to make room for his arrival, with 10 star players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, potentially being put up for sale.

It is understood Real are the only club that Hazard would consider joining if he left Chelsea. Despite his comments, he has no interest in moving to PSG, despite their intention to offer a huge increase on the £200,000 a week he currently earns.

Hazard is wary of the threat Stoke post at Stamford Bridge, where a win will keep alive Chelsea’s slim hopes of a top-four finish.

He said: “We saw the other day that Swansea beat Arsenal at home. It is very strange. You have to be ready for all the games and be at 100 per cent if you want to win in this League.

“The Premier League is difficult. The small teams can beat the big teams.

“I am happy with my form, I just need to score a couple of goals. I want the ball, I want to create something. Mentally I am here and it’s good to be back [to fitness after groin and hip problems].”

Chelsea are set to be without Pedro (hamstring) and Kenedy (groin), while John Terry hopes to return to the squad after a hamstring problem.

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