Chelsea forward Loic Remy has thanked teammate Eden Hazard for assisting his goal against Stoke City on Saturday, reports the Daily Star.
The tap-in was enough to beat the Potters after Charlie Adam had scored a 65-yard wonder goal to cancel out Hazard’s first half penalty. Remy was happy that his Belgian teammate passed to him for the goal even though the winger had the option to shoot himself.
This was the Frenchman’s seventh goal in 27 appearances for the Blues this season. The majority of these appearances coming from the bench, making the goal tally all the more impressive.
He said: “I’m really pleased to have scored the winning goal and I need to thank Eden, who gave me the assist. We worked very hard and deserved the win. After we conceded the goal it was difficult in the second half but the attitude of the team was very good. It was a difficult game against a good team.
“To stay ahead of the teams behind is a good thing because they are all trying really hard to catch us. Between now and the end of the season we want to win every game, they are all tough. You have to always fight and I think that’s why we are top of the league, because we never give up.”
The 28-year-old will be important over the next few weeks as Diego Costa pulled up with a hamstring problem just minutes after being brought on during the match. With the Premier League title yet to be decided Remy will be leading the line as the Stamford Bridge outfit attempt to wrap things up.