I can turn Eden Hazard into Lionel Messi: Antonio Conte

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London, July 17: Newly appointed Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he can turn Eden Hazard into Chelsea FC's 'Lionel Messi'!

Conte joined the Blues this April in order to change their fortune. Chelsea won the title in 2014 under Jose Mourinho, but the succeeding season was a nightmare for them as tehy finished 10th.

Eden Hazard (left) in action for Chelsea

Eden Hazard was the club's main man in 2014. He was one of the top players in Europe and also was named the Player of The Year in the English Premier League. But last season, the Belgian's performance graph took a dip drastically.

But now as the Italian manager has arrived at Stamford Bridge, he has promised his star player to of reviving his carer and turn him into a world beater again.

Addressing the media on Saturday (July 16), the Chelsea boss said: "Chelsea have players who can become top, top, top players. These players with work can still improve a lot.

"Because now we have players, fantastic players, who have great talent but in this moment the world doesn't think they are the same level as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo or Paul Pogba.

"But in our squad there are players who, with work, can improve a lot and reach this level. I'm sure about this.

"It's important that the players understand they must work to show that 'Now I am a top player, but I want to become top, top, top, top and want to stay there'.

"The mentality is important. The heart is important. Patience and the will to improve is very important. And in this case it's important for the manager to take the best players and try to improve them.

"Last season was bad for all the players, it's incredible that Chelsea finished 10th in the table.

"The habit of Chelsea is to win the title or to stay till the end of the season fighting to win the title, to play in the Champions League.

"And last season it was incredible, not only for Hazard but for other players also. It's important for us to recover Hazard in the best condition: technique, tactical, physical, overall and with the good mentality.

"But I spoke with him and I'm very happy. I'm pleased to train a fantastic player like him and also the other players.

"It's important for me, I repeat, next season to create the right spirit in the team and with great organisation, a great physical condition we can have a good season."

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