Hazard: Chelsea must aim for 'awesome' trophy haul

The fleet-footed Belgian could not have wished for a better start to life in the Premier League, but is already looking to the future and delivering titles to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard hailed his Stamford Bridge debut against Newcastle on Saturday as a 'great evening', and intends to fight for every trophy that the European Champions can compete for.

The Belgian attacking midfielder has had a superb start to life in England, with a goal and six assists in his opening three games ensuring a blistering beginning to the season for both player and club.

"To play [at Stamford Bridge] in front of 40,000 fans was a great evening. Especially when there is victory at the end," the 21-year-old told Telefoot.

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"The fans, you really see that they live for the game and that was right for how I needed to grow."

Of his club's goals so far this season, Hazard said: "Chelsea's ambitions are those of a great club. This year, we had seven trophies to compete for. We have six left now. If we win two or three, that would be awesome."

Speaking about his impressive debut at Wigan that announced the threat facing opposition defences this year, Hazard was modest: "My debut? It could have been worse. It was the first game, with the physical engagement we know in the Premier League.

"But everything was not perfect. The second game [against Reading] was more important because it was the first at Stamford Bridge."

Despite the challenges facing a young player moving to England from abroad, Hazard stated that the adjustment has been easy: "I adapted well. I had to find a house. Everything was done so I could adapt easily. My English is not good enough but everything passes with a smile.

"When you arrive at a new club, you are always impressed. But after that, you realise those are people like me with two arms and two legs. I have a lot of respect for them."

Although Hazard is excited about the future in London, he maintains that it was still difficult emotionally to leave Lille: "I did six to seven years at Lille - those were good times. It pinches my heart to leave. It was like a second family."

Those fans who have welcomed him into the Chelsea family hope Hazard will continue to be exactly that as far as the Blues' opponents are concerned.