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Eden Hazard looking forward to working with, learning from, and being better under Antonio Conte

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It's been a season to forget for Eden Hazard, a season to forget for Chelsea Football Club.  Though our reigning Player of the Year did finally break his scoreless streak int he Premier League last weekend.  It had been almost exactly a year since he last found the back of the net.

There are four games left, and while some of them do matter beyond just keeping match fit for the Euros and the Copa America, most players undoubtedly and understandably are looking forward to next season.

"Yes the game is important, but also the next one and the next one and the next one. We have four games to play and we want to finish the best we can. Four games and if we can beat all of the four opponents it will be good.

"It is important to finish the season well, for the players who go to the Euros and to prepare for the next season, because we have a lot of games again to play next season and if we want to start really well next season we have to finish this season well."

Next season will bring a new boss with new ideas, new tactics, new hope.  Hazard's also hoping that the new season will bring a clean bill of health and no more nagging injury issues, like the one that had kept him frustrated and sidelined for the past two months.

"Every season is different but for the last six years I was at the top. When I was in France I was on the top and it is the first time in my career when I feel I am not on the top, but I need to learn. I am still young, I need to learn every day. I hope it will be better next year."

"Of course I am looking forward to working with Antonio Conte. It is good to work with the best managers in the world. But we have a season to finish, he has a job to finish with Italy but we want to work together."

Conte is known for creating strong defenses and dominating midfields.  It will be interesting to see how he handles more mercurial talent like Eden Hazard.  Until then, let's beat Spurs.

"When you are on the pitch you are concentrated just on beating the team but you can feel in the stadium that the atmosphere is a bit different when you play Spurs than playing other teams, because for the fans it is very important and for us as well."

-Eden Hazard; source: Chelsea FC

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