Mourinho would love Belgian press reaction to Hazard performance

The Belgian media have praised Chelsea attacker for one clear reason for his performance against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jose Mourinho has long spoken of his desire to alter Eden Hazard's individual style from a sheer creative and attack-minded force, to a more well-rounded, multi-functional Premier League athlete.

And, if the Chelsea manager was reading the Belgium newspapers today - one day after the country laboured to a draw against Bosnia Herzegovina away from home - then he may be pleased with what he sees.

Nieuwsblad tore into the efforts of Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli, who they brandished a "failure".

And former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, now at Everton, was not exempt from criticism either as the youngster was just "not good enough".

However, Hazard put in a performance where he never gave up… where he seemingly embodied the spirit that Mourinho adores - whether he is bossing FC Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale or Real Madrid.

Hazard "came to [retrieve] the ball too deep [in the first half] and so could not be as dangerous as is expected - near the penalty area of the opponent. [But]… Hazard worked himself to death."

While Hazard believes an enhanced assist and goal output can see him rival players like Arjen Robben in the Ballon d'Or placements, Mourinho claims a more positive and dedicated attitude to work-rate can ensure he competes against the world's best for individual honours.

And judging from the praise the player has received from Niuewsblad, Hazard is taking heed of his club manager's instructions.

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