This past season was one full of disappointments for Chelsea, but likely none that was more glaring than Eden Hazard‘s lack of production.
The 25-year-old Belgian tallied just six goals in over 40 matches for the Blues in 2015-16, after having netted 19 goals the season prior.
While Hazard’s lack of success on the pitch was a major concern for Chelsea throughout the Premier League campaign, the speedy attacker finished the season strong, scoring four goals in the team’s final five matches.
Despite heavy links to both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, Hazard now says that Stamford Bridge is where he wants to remain next season.
In an interview with Reuters UK, the Chelsea midfielder said:
“If I tell you I’m staying at Chelsea with 100 percent certainty, this is not the case,” Hazard said on Friday ahead of Belgium’s friendly against Switzerland. “For now, I’m 100 percent sure I’ll compete at the Euros. After, I will think of Chelsea.
Clarity will be something Chelsea fans will be looking for, but Hazard’s comments are a positive given the season that he had for the Blues.
There’s no question that when he is playing up to his best that Hazard is one of the world’s top attackers, boasting uncanny skill on the ball and lightning quick pace. While 2015-16 wasn’t likely an indication of things to come for the Belgium international, Hazard can begin his path back to success this summer at Euro 2016.