The Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech hails Eden Hazard saying he is really inspired by the Belgian international.
The 27-year-old Chelsea star admires the former Blues legend and takes inspiration from him. Ziyech appeared in the battle against Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday as they were defeated by the Spurs who now lead the table.
Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s head coach, declared that he was not planning on putting any pressure on his attacking players after he transferred Hazard to Real Madrid.
The Morocco international, however, praises Hazard’s talismanic abilities and studies his style of play.
"Eden is a world-class player," Ziyech said.
"You always take inspiration from that, how he plays the game. You always look at the small things, how he does stuff - and I can learn a lot from him."
Notwithstanding their loss to Tottenham, the Blues are two points behind, sitting third on the Premier League table. Ziyech thinks Chelsea can be title contenders if they work harder.
"Of course we can make a challenge," Ziyech said.
"You always have to believe in it. It starts from believing in it and then working every day harder. At the need of the day we will see what it brings.
"But you have to believe it is possible and that is what we are doing. We believe it.”
The Chelsea midfielder believes a single mistake could have determined the losers and the Blues are disappointed for not creating more chances.
"It felt like whoever was going to make the mistake would lose the game," he said.
"It was not really a game to play football. It was a tactical game. For their attackers and ours there was no space to play. We had much more of the ball than they had, but it was difficult to find space and create chances.
"Our feelings were mixed. A little disappointed because we were at home and we want to win the game but on the other side you have to look to yourself and say you didn’t create enough.”