Eden Hazard “very pleased” after winning PFA Player of the Year
Chelsea midfielder claims PFA prize, with Harry Kane getting Young Player award
April 27th, 2015
Eden Hazard has been outstanding for Chelsea all season and the bookmaker favourite claimed the PFA Player of the Year award at a London ceremony on Sunday.
Hazard has effectively been the difference between Chelsea and the chasing pack this term, with the Belgian continuing to improve at Stamford Bridge and it was little surprise when he was announced as the winner.
Hazard said: “I’m very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well.
“I don’t know if I deserve to win but it is good for me.
“It is good, it is better to be voted by the players – they know everything about football. This is good. I’m very happy.
“We are almost champions, maybe this is the key,” said Hazard. “Last season we finished third and this season we have an opportunity to win the league. This has changed from last season.
“I continue like I did last season – I try to be the same. I try to score more goals than last season. Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I’m better this season.
“I started the season not to be the PFA player of the year but it was in my head – I want to be the best and I hope one day I can win a lot of trophies.
“I just want to say thank you to the players who voted for me – it is always good to have an individual trophy but the most important thing is to win the league.
“I hope I can win a lot of trophies again – the most important is to win the league, without my team-mates I would not be here.
“Jose (Mourinho) lets me play, we talk sometimes together and when I’m on the pitch I know what I have to do, this is most important.
“We are almost there to win the league.
“Last season we finished third, now we can bring the trophy to Stamford Bridge, personally I have played a very good season, have scored a lot of important goals and this is why I’m here”.