English Premiership

Hazard: Silverware more important than my goals

Eden Hazard (Getty Images)
Eden Hazard (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he has enjoyed the recent praise directed at him but insists he is more interested in winning games and collecting silverware.

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The Belgium international stunned Anfield on Wednesday as he scored a brilliant winner against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup third-round clash to secure a 2-1 victory for the Blues.

The 27-year-old has also scored five goals in Chelsea's opening six Premier League games this season, drawing praise from team-mate Ross Barkley, former Chelsea captain John Terry, and Maurizio Sarri's assistant manager Gianfranco Zola.

Asked about the plaudits he received, Hazard told the press: "It is good. I try to do what I can do when I am on the pitch. I am the same player as two years ago, three years ago.

"At the moment, I am just scoring goals, so that is why everyone is talking for me to be in the top three. It is a pleasure to be there. I just want to keep going."

He added: "My target is to win something every year, I want to win trophies.

"We won the FA Cup last year. We knew the Premier League is going to be hard because (Manchester) City, Liverpool, they have a lot of good players and good teams. So we will give everything.

"It is not important how many goals I score. You know me, I don't care about that. I just want to enjoy my football and win games."