Eden Hazard must win Champions League, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 14/03/18 8:29am
Antonio Conte believes Chelsea forward Eden Hazard must win the Champions League if he is to be judged alongside Barcelona greats such as Andres Iniesta.
The Blues face the La Liga leaders at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie needing an away goal after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last month.
Conte may use Hazard as a 'false nine' despite the Belgian airing his frustration about being used in this position, and the Chelsea boss feels Hazard must win more trophies to emulate the likes of Andres Iniesta.
"We are talking about two different players with different careers," the 48-year-old said. "Iniesta won a lot in his career and Hazard has to start to win important trophies in his career.
"We are talking about two different players. Hazard is more a number 10 and Iniesta is a thinking midfielder.
"And a midfielder that thinks, to stay always in the centre of Barcelona's play."
Willian opened the scoring in the first-leg only for Lionel Messi to score his first goal in nine attempts against the Premier League champions.
The Argentine was in the team held to a 2-2 draw by Chelsea in 2012 as the Blues went on to win the Champions League.