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Chelsea's Hazard rates Mourinho as top motivator

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard puts his improved form down to Blues boss Jose Mourinho and his man-management style. "When a person says good things about you, wants the best out of you, it's always a good thing," the Belgium international told UEFA's official website.

"It shows that you're on the right track and that you still have a lot to accomplish, because talent is good but you can do better.

"It is up to me now to work hard in order to reach the best possible level, and that can be through training and games.

"It's not that he makes me improve or anything," he continued.

"He lets people do their own thing, he gives a lot of confidence to his players, he motivates us with small statements, small sentences in the newspapers or face to face.

"I think I am giving that back to him on the pitch. As I often say, I hope it will last."

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