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Hazard: Expectations are high

Eden Hazard hopes he can live up to expectations and become a key performer for club and country in 2013/14.

Last Updated: 16/12/13 at 11:46 Post Comment

Eden Hazard: Has a big role to play for Chelsea and Belgium this season

Eden Hazard: Has a big role to play for Chelsea and Belgium this season

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The Chelsea playmaker has been in fine form of late, helping the Blues to position themselves just two points off the pace in the Premier League title race.

He has also helped Belgium to the 2014 World Cup - a tournament they will enter as dark horses to go all the way.

Hazard is aware that he is under pressure to deliver domestically and internationally, with greater emphasis being placed on his creative abilities.

The 22-year-old, who is in his second season at Stamford Bridge, told Het Nieuwsblad: "I don't think I will play all the games this season.

"I don't know if I am stronger than last season, that is something we will only be able to say after the season has ended.

"I feel well and have settled in this team. I have more experience and I can cope better with the amount of games.

"I have to work on my efficiency, but I have nothing to worry about. We are doing well in the league and have qualified for the next round of the Champions League.

"We're playing for the title and the manager asks me to be decisive. I try to be. That's also what the Belgian national manager expects from me. So, they're asking the same from me.

"I try to work as hard as possible and to enjoy myself on the pitch. I want to make people happy.

"I know that people expect more goals and assists from me. That's logical. For me it is all about playing well. When I play well, I'll score more goals."

Hazard has also been discussing the future of his younger brother Thorgan, with the 20-year-old midfielder currently back in his homeland taking in a second productive loan spell at Zulte Waregem.

Regarding the chances of the pair playing alongside each other at the World Cup and at Chelsea next season, Eden Hazard said: "We shall see if my brother is here next year. It's not up to me to decide. The manager does.

"I'm his brother and I'm convinced he has everything to make it over here.

"He's playing well this season and there's a World Cup coming our way. I hope he's selected too.

"I have lots of friends in the national team, but playing with my little brother would be special - if he gets selected, and if I get selected."

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