Chelsea news: Spurs have a new stadium but Blues have trophies, claims Eden Hazard
The Belgian, who provided a goal and an assist for the Blues as they dispatched Brighton on Wednesday evening, rejected the idea there has been a power swing in favour of Spurs following the opening of their new stadium.
He said: “I think Tottenham, for two or three years, have been one of the best teams in England.
“That is for sure. I don’t like that, to be fair – we are Chelsea, and it is a big derby against them – but we have to accept it. For the Premier League it is good: a new stadium, they have top players.
“But, in the end, you know at Chelsea we have won a lot of trophies, and they have not. So I hope this continues.”
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The Belgian also insisted his team-mate and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, who made his first Premier League start against the Seagulls at Stamford Bridge, is now ready to perform at the highest level.
He said: “The guy was waiting to start a game in the Premier League, but he is ready.”You can see the way he is taking the ball, he is playing with a lot of confidence.
“He is still young and can improve of course, but yeah, he is already very good. He was happy to play today.
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Hazard has insisted he is ready to give advice to to his team-mate at any point, but stressed the teenager does not need it.
“He has great skills. If he wants to ask me something I will tell him, no problem, but he is a great player already,” the 28-year-old added.
“If he wants advice I can teach him but you know he has everything already.
“When you are young you just play. Sometimes you try and miss but the good thing is to give freshness in the team.
“Callum can play three games in a week, he has the legs for 90 minutes.
“At 28, like me, we are a bit tired, but he is still young. He can still improve, but he is in a good team to learn and we are happy to help him.
“You know I told him if he stays humble at first … for me it is the best thing, to stay humble. Just work in training, score goals, and then just be happy on the pitch. He can go very far.
“I used to listen to everything. My family also helped me to stay humble. In football things can happen very quickly: you can be at the top in two months and then, two months later, everyone can forget about you.
“But if you keep your feet on the floor and train … and he is intelligent and has a family that cares for him. His time is coming.”
Hazard and Chelsea are next in Premier League action against West Ham next week as the Blues continue their push for the Champions League spots.
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