HAZARD REVEALS WHEN HE STARTED DRIBBLING

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The FA Cup final marked an important milestone for Eden Hazard as he became the sixth from overseas to play 300 games for Chelsea. Gianfranco Zola was the first.

Hazard and Zola share a lot of similarities and their style of play is also similar.

To celebrate Hazard joining the 300-club and Zola’s earlier achievements, the official Chelsea website asks both a similar set of questions about what was needed and what came to together successfully to produce the genuine Chelsea superstars they undoubtedly are.

Hazard who is known for his skills was asked when he realized he could dribble, and he said at age seven or eight.

He said: “When I started when I was about four, when you are young like this you just want to play and enjoy, you don’t realise you have some ability with the ball. But then a few years after, maybe seven or eight, you know people are talking a lot and you listen to your dad and all the big guys saying that is good, that is good, he has ability with the ball. So then you realise that you maybe have some skills. So about seven or eight years old.”

Hazard added: “Of course when you are young, you don’t think, you just play. You just enjoy the moment with your friends because we are all friends, especially when you play for the village football team. You know everyone so you just want to play good times together.”

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