Mourinho: Chelsea star can be like Zidane, but there's one crucial difference

Eden Hazard Dribbling

Jose Mourinho has been discussing Eden Hazard's potential.

Jose Mourinho is confident Eden Hazard can become one of the best of his generation and has been discussing the improvements he has seen in his game since his arrival as manager.

The Chelsea boss was speaking ahead of their Champions League opener at home to Schalke, and said that compared to French legend Zinedine Zidane, Hazard just needs to grow a bit.

He told a press conference, as reported by Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade:

"Last season he was already changing, at the end of the season already Eden was better than at the start. (Before) he was a boy who just worked on his talent, but at a certain moment, he started work on his tactical skills and he was a fantastic player.

"He can be one of the greatest of his generation. We already think he can be and are proud that he thinks Chelsea is the perfect environment for it. The difference between Zidane and Hazard? The height."

Hazard stands at 1 metre 73cm tall, some way off the 1 metre 85cm figure of Zidane. He may not be able to do anything about this, but if he can use his lower centre of gravity to make his pace a bigger part of his game that the Frenchman did, he may be onto a winner.

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