Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed that he wants the team to win trophies more than he wants to pick up the Player of the Year prize, reports the Daily Express.
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The Belgian has 12 goals and eight assists in the Premier League this season, helping the Blues to commanding lead at the top of the division. They are seven points clear of second placed Arsenal with a game in hand on the Gunners. It would seem that it is the latter sentence that interests the 24-year-old most.
Manager Jose Mourinho believes that his star player should be named the PFA’s player of the year, but Hazard doesn’t seem to care so much. Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s David De Gea also have cases to be named the best players of the campaign after some impressive form throughout.
The winger said: “I want to win collective trophies first. I know if I win these with Chelsea then maybe I can get the PFA Player of the Year in England or the Ballon d’Or. But when I see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, I know I have to score more goals.
“These awards are not my objective, I just want to play; if I get the awards, it’s good for me, but it is not the first thing.”