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Sat Apr 19 06:49:43 SAST 2014

Hazard dreaming about Champions League

TEAMtalk Media | 13 September, 2012 14:390 Comments
Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - UEFA Super Cup
Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action with Arda Turan of Atletico Madrid during the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid at Louis II Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco
Image by: Chris Brunskill / Getty Images

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is looking forward to his side's UEFA Champions League campaign that kicks off against Juventus at home next Wednesday.

The 21-year-old has already made a massive impact in his short time with the Blues, providing four assists, winning two penalties while bagging one goal, and is keen to take that onto the international stage.

His former side Lille were knocked out of the competition at the group stages last season and while he knows it will be a tough task for Chelsea to defend the title they claimed by defeating Bayern Munich last season, he intends to help the west Londoners try.

He said: "It's a competition that gets everyone dreaming. It was good experience (last season with Lille). I hope to do better in it.

"It will be complicated, because now Chelsea are the team to beat.

"The goal is to win the Champions League every year, but we know it is difficult to win it twice in a row."

The Belgium international admits he is still adjusting to life in England where he is now instantly recognisable.

"It's totally different here," he added. "With Lille we could have gone to the South of France and people wouldn't have recognised us.

"But at Chelsea, the players are at another level. Everything has changed for me - the language, the country - but it is up to me to adapt."

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