Chelsea star hails Blues performance at Atletico best ever
Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 28/09/2017
Chelsea star Eden Hazard labels that the Blues win over Atletico Madrid in Spain was their best performance in Champions League since he has been at the Stamford Bridge over five years. The Blues second-half substitute star Michy Batshuayi got his goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time saw Chelsea come from behind to win at Atletico Madrid as former striker Diego Costa watch from the stand of at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Hazard praises Chelsea teammate as the best in visionSpanish star Alvaro Morata had earlier canceled out Antoine Griezmann's opener from the penalty spot.
Asked if the performance was the Blues’ best of the season, Hazard told Chelsea TV: “Yes, in the Champions League also. Since I came here it’s the first time we’ve beaten a really good, really strong team in the Champions League.“We did well, from the first (whistle) to the end of the game. That means we are a good team, we have good players.”The 26-year-old who was making his second start of the season following his return from injury, the first was in the Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest Hazard is reportedly in negotiations to extend his Chelsea contract with a pay rise to become the highest earning player in the Premier League on £300,000 per week with his current deal due expire in 2020.The Belguim international who signed for the Blues after their Champions League victory over Bayern Munich in May 2012 and they suffered the ignominy of becoming the first holders to exit at the group stage the following season.
Chelsea responded by winning the Europa League and reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2013-14, losing to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final stage of the Competition.Hazard praised Batshuayi and Morata for their goals, which came in the first match since Costa’s return to Atletico was completed as Morata scored his seventh goal in eight games since his big move from Real Madrid in the summer.Hazard added: "That's why they're on the pitch, to try to score goals. And we are here to create something."I'm just happy for them, for Alvaro, for Michy. They're top strikers. Both of them deserve to score goals and they did."It was good. Not just at the end of the game, for the whole game we did well."We should've scored more goals than two. Sometimes it's good to win at the last second."We came here to try to win this game and we did. We're happy."Chelsea star Hazard is now expected to make his first Premier League start of the season against Manchester City on Saturday.