The Belgium International had a revelation after taking on a big responsibility.
Chelsea Football Club star Eden Hazard says he ‘can’t captain like his Blues Team-mate John Terry’ after being handed Belgium armband
Hazard says he would rather lead by example rather than taking on a leadership role when captaining the Belgium national team.
Hazard has captained the Belgium squad during the opening World Cup qualifiers against Cyprus, Bosnia and Gibraltar and says he is not as vocal on the pitch than club skipper John Terry.
“It’s good for me to be the captain,” Hazard told reporters.
“But I can’t be like John Terry. As captain, I don’t talk too much. I try to talk with my feet on the pitch.
“My ambition is to lead Belgium to the World Cup, to win something for the country. I hope we can do it but it’s still far away.”
The 25-year-old has been in fine form this season, scoring seven Premier League goals to help Chelsea keep pace with the title chasers.
Five of those goals have come since Antoinio Conte shift to a 3-4-3 formatio which Hazard believes plays to his strengths.
“Maybe the system has helped me to find my form,’ he added. “We tried it in Belgium, now we do it with Chelsea.