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Hazard: 'I am not here to be a star'
Sep 12, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
Chelsea's newest superstar Eden Hazard wants to be a team player at the south London club as the Blues look to maintain their 100% record in the Premier League against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.
Hazard arrived at Stamford Bridge amid plenty of fanfare following his 32-million-pound transfer from French club Lille and has been in scintillating form in the Premier League ever since.
The Belgian international midfielder was instrumental in Chelsea's wins against both Wigan and Reading, before netting his first goal against Newcastle.
But in spite of his electric start, Hazard insists he did not cross the Channel to be the star man.
"I love to set up my team-mates," he told Champions Matchday magazine.
"I am not here to be a star, to show off. I am here to play for the others, but if I have to try and clinch a game then I will."
Chelsea beat a host of top European clubs to secure the signature of Hazard, who follows in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Marouane Fellaini (Everton), Moussa Dembele (Tottenham), Jan Vertongen (Tottenham) and Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) in moving to the Premier League.
However, Hazard admits he faces challenges adjusting to life in England.
"It's totally different here," the 21-year-old said.
"With Lille we could have gone to the south of France and people would not have recognised us but at Chelsea, the players are at another level.
"Everything has changed for me - the language, the country - but it is up to me to adapt."