Self-belief the key to Hazard’s great form – Conte

Antonio Conte says helping to restore Eden Hazard’s self-belief has been the key to getting the Chelsea star back to his best form.

Hazard has been rejuvenated under Blues boss Conte and his goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Bournemouth was his 14th of the season.

He struggled last season, attracting much criticism for his performances, but has been an integral player for the Premier League leaders this term.

“He is a great player, a great talent – and he must understand that he is a great player and never forget this,” said Conte.

“I think that every coach’s real function is not only to win, but a good coach tries to improve the players and also tries to find the right way to work with them – tactical aspects and physical aspects – to show them the situation that they can improve.

“I think a good coach, a good manager, must do this, not only win or to buy the best players in the world.”