Chelsea star Eden Hazard has had a difficult season thus far, but the Belgian international proved in the draw with Tottenham on Sunday that he is determined to respond in the right way.
Last month, Hazard was dropped by boss Jose Mourinho, as reported by Sky Sports, after a string of disappointing performances which were a far cry from his displays last season.
The 24-year-old’s lack of sacrifice and effort in the defensive phase was pointed out by the Portuguese tactician, but to his credit, Hazard has worked on that aspect of his game and has proven to be more than willing to make a bigger impact for the team.
That can be seen in the clip above as after losing possession in the goalless draw with Tottenham on Sunday, Hazard raced back to track Kyle Walker and that was something that he did on countless occasions throughout the game.
With Diego Costa benched and seen throwing a bib in the direction of Mourinho, the Spaniard may well be wise to take note from Hazard on how to win his place in the side back.
His teammate was deployed in his role as the striker, and although he would have hoped to have done better with two chances in the game that could have secured all three points, it was an impressive all-round performance from the Belgian star.
Whether or not his effort on the defensive side is taking away from his attacking threat remains to be seen, but all that he can do is listen to what Mourinho wants from him and apply himself in the hope that he can be an important part of the club’s revival for the remainder of the campaign.