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Chelsea winning Champions League final convinced me - Hazard

Eden Hazard admits the Champions League swayed his thinking in choosing Chelsea as his next club.

The former Lille star formally signed for the European champions yesterday.

Chelsea were always known to be keen on Hazard, but it was only after watching them beat Bayern Munich on penalties in Munich last month that the 21-year-old decided they were the club for him.

"I watched the Champions League Final like everybody else," he told the club's official website.

"It puts a bit more pressure on the players who are already here but they're used to it, and I think I'm pretty good at coping under pressure.

"It's true that initially there were a number of clubs in for me, but when Chelsea won the Champions League I thought: 'Why not?'

"It was a complicated decision with lots of different factors involved, but the fact that they have great players and are European champions, also coming to London - I know people here already and there are a few French speakers - I think I have made the right decision."

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