Hazard not fazed after copping close attention in Chelsea debut

Eden Hazard says he is used to being kicked from behind and says it will not deter him from taking on opposition defenders.

Eden Hazard says he is used to being kicked from behind and says it will not deter him from taking on opposition defenders.

The Belgian flyer copped plenty of close attention from Wigan Athletic’s defenders in his Chelsea debut on Sunday but insists it does not bother him as he looks to back up his two-assist, Man of the Match performance in the Blues’ 2-0 away win.

"I already had a taste of these kind of tackles in the Community Shield (last week against Manchester City)," the former Lille ace told reporters.

"I was kicked quite a bit in the first half against Wigan but, in France, it was already like that for me.

"I wasn't aware I was the most fouled player in the match, I wasn't counting them. At the start of the game, you could see the way I play and the most important thing is I'm not injured."

 

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