Eden Hazard has stern message for Tottenham trio about winning Premier League title
By Amir Mir
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has issued a stern message to Tottenham trio Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele about winning the Premier League title.
The 26-year-old has stated that his Belgium teammates will “speak too much” if they were to clinch the title at the end of the season.
Spurs are currently nine points behind leaders Chelsea, who are expected to lift the crown, despite a late charge by their London rivals.
Hazard helped Antonio Conte secure a 3-1 win at Bournemouth at the weekend by scoring the second goal of the game.
Both Spurs and Chelsea have seven matches of the season remaining and Hazard had this message for his national teammates.
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“That is why we want to win the trophy because if we go to the national team they will speak too much,” said Hazard, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“So we need the trophy for Chelsea. [Tottenham] are waiting for us to lose points but if we do the job we will be champions in the end.”
Since Conte’s joined Chelsea in the summer, he has turned the fortunes around of a club that finished outside of the Champions League places last term.
Belgium international Hazard has been a pivotal figure behind his club’s success this season, playing 29 league games, scoring 14 goals added with five assists.
The highly-rated attacker has the opportunity to win the double with Chelsea this season as they are also still in contention to lift the FA Cup.
The Stamford Bridge club will take on Spurs on April 22 at Wembley in what is expected to be a mouth-watering game.
The winner of that contest will play either Arsenal or Manchester City, who will play their semi-final showdown the following day.
In other Tottenham news, Steve Cook delivers this warning to Spurs ahead of Bournemouth clash.