Eden Hazard has revealed that he prefers being kicked and fouled by opposition players as it makes him feel like he is in the game.
Hazard was once again facing some rough treatment in Saturday's win over Arsenal, with the likes of Francis Coquelin and Skodran Mustafi doing everything possible to stop the Belgium star.
Coquelin was brushed aside as Hazard raced through to score his side's second with a super solo effort, while Germany international Mustafi was booked for a strong challenge on the 26-year-old.The former Lille winger was even seen limping after full-time but says he is happy to continue getting fouled as it tells him he's heavily involved in the game.
He said: "When I get a lot of kicks, I feel really in the game. And when people don't touch me, it tells me I'm not doing well. No good.
"I'm not saying I like to be kicked, but it's good for me to feel I am in the game. Definitely. A motivation."