UEFA CL: Conte advises Hazard ahead of Barcelona clash

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2018

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned Eden Hazard ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona that he needs to win more important trophies if he’s to compare to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta.

Chelsea want to prove a point at the Camp Nou but remained the underdogs going into this match based on a wealth of experience in the Barcelona’s team.

The Blues was unfortunate not to have come out with a win in the first leg when Lionel Messi equalized for the visitors to end the game in a 1-1 draw.

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However, Conte has issued a warning to Chelsea talisman if he must be compared to Iniesta. The Belgian has only won two league titles, one Europa League and a League Cup since moving to Chelsea but the Spanish midfielder has won 29 major trophies in his career with the Camp Nou outfit.

We are talking about two different players,’ said Conte. ‘Hazard is more of a number10, Iniesta is more of a midfielder who stays in the centre of Barcelona's play.

We are talking about two different players. ‘Hazard can play number 10 but for me, he can also play as false 9. ‘These are two different players with different careers, Iniesta has won a lot in his career, Hazard has to start winning important trophies in his career’ to be in the class of Iniesta.

Chelsea will aim to upset Barcelona at home to reach the quarter-finals when they clash on Wednesday evening.