Eden Hazard aiming for Ballon d'Or
Chelsea player of the season Eden Hazard wants to take the advice of manager Jose Mourinho and move his career onto another level next season.
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Mourinho has suggested the Belgian midfielder has the potential to be among the top players in the world, with his performances this season winning him persistently glowing public reviews from his manager.
After Hazard was crowned as the Blues star turn for the 2013-14 season, he told the club's website that he is not satisfied with his or the team's performances after a season that ended without a trophy.
"I know I have to do better, in training and on the pitch," stated Hazard, who is set to play in his first World Cup finals this summer. "If I can score more I will score more and next season I hope I will be better.
"I want to be the best, I hope one day I can win the Ballon d'Or, maybe not now but if I work every day and take pleasure from my game then why not?
"The Champions League and the World Cup are the best competitions in the world. For a young player like me it's good to play for a club who can reach the semifinal or the final because that's why I play football, for the big games.
"In the English Premier League you play Liverpool, Man City, Arsenal and Man United every week and it's very good, but I came here for trophies.
"This season was good for me, but not collectively because we didn't win anything, and last season we won the Europa League," he explains.
"Individually it's been good because I was able to play in almost every game, be on the pitch and do what I enjoy doing most, which is to play football."
Hazard suggested Chelsea's near misses in a host of competitions should inspired them to reach greater heights next season, as he summed up the mood in the Blues camp after they came up short in their hunt for silverware.
"This season was an 'almost' season," he added. "Almost in the Champions League final, almost champions in the Premier League. I hope next season it will better and we can go to the next level."