Eden Hazard enjoying himself at Chelsea but admits to feeling tired
Last Updated: 12/11/18 1:38pm
Eden Hazard says he is enjoying himself at Chelsea but admits to feeling fatigued following his recent exertions.
The 27-year-old has been in sparkling form in recent months, helping Belgium to third at the World Cup before making a significant contribution to Chelsea's 12-match unbeaten Premier League start, with seven goals.
Hazard missed three games with a back injury and played 90 minutes for the first time since October 20 in Sunday's bad-tempered goalless draw with Everton.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten start to the season to sit four points behind leaders Manchester City and two adrift of Liverpool in third ahead of their next game against Tottenham at Wembley on November 24.
"Believe me, I am tired," Hazard told talkSPORT. "But I think I'm in good condition to play. Last year I got an injury with my ankle for three months. So that's why I'm fresh now.
"And when you are happy on the pitch you can try some things. I'm just enjoying myself."
Hazard's contract expires in June 2020 and his long-term future has been often discussed.
The forward joined Chelsea from Lille in June 2012 and has admitted he is uncertain whether to sign a contract extension at Stamford Bridge or seek a "dream" move to Real Madrid. For the moment, thoughts of the future are on hold.
"For the last seven years (sic) with Chelsea, I have always enjoyed myself," Hazard added.
"When I am on the pitch I try to give happiness, first to me and then to the fans who are watching the game.
"At the moment, we are doing well and that's why I am doing well. So I am happy to play at the moment."