Eden Hazard Says He's Hoping for More Success at Chelsea

Garry HayesFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on March 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Fresh from winning Chelsea's Player of the Year award this week, Eden Hazard already has his sights set firmly on collecting more silverware with the Blues.

Speaking in the latest edition of the club's official magazine, Chelsea's Belgian midfielder describes 2013-14 as a season of so near, yet so far, but explains his hopes next term will be different.

"This season was an ‘almost’ season—almost getting to the Champions League final, almost champions in the Premier League. I hope next season it will better and we can go to the next level," he says.

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 02:  Jose Mourinho the Chelsea manager hands a water bottle to Eden Hazard of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, first leg match between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at Parc des Princes on April 2, 2014 in Par
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"I came here for trophies and in my first season we won the Europa League. This season we didn’t win any trophies but we were back in the Champions League, which is the best club competition in the world."

Hazard's comments will be welcomed by Chelsea fans as they look ahead to the new campaign.

Not only does it outline the ambition the club has to return to the top of English football, but Hazard's forward thinking suggest rumors he may depart Stamford Bridge this summer are far from the truth.

Earlier this month it was suggested by the Mirror that Hazard could lead a Chelsea exodus, with a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain on the cards.

The Express also noted a potential move to Barcelona soon after.

While the rest of Europe's elite clubs crave a player of Hazard's talents, the 23-year-old does seem to only have eyes for Chelsea and remains confident west London is the place to best serve his career.

"For a young player like me it is good to play for a club that can get to the semi-finals, because one of the reasons I play football is for these big games," he continues. "Hopefully next season we can go further, get to the final and win it.

“Individually I am very happy because I can play in every game, I can be on the pitch and do what I like to do, which is play football.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Chelsea and Galatasaray AS at Stamford Bridge on March 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Im
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"I know maybe I have to do better in training or on the pitch—I want to score more and help the team score more goals and next season I hope we can be better."

With a player such as Hazard in their ranks, Chelsea's chances of success in 2014-15 will be heightened significantly.

The latest edition of Chelsea magazine goes on sale from May 19. You can download a digital version of Chelsea magazine to view on your tablet at www.chelseafc.com/mobile

Garry Hayes is Bleacher Report's lead Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @garryhayes