Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard what he needs to do in order to claim the highly coveted individual award, the Ballon d’Or.
The Italian said Hazard needs to win more trophies to become the world’s best player and claim the Ballon d’Or award.
The Belgium playmaker finished in 19th place in the 2017 Ballon d’Or standings won for a fifth time by Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday.
Conte, while addressing his press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip across London to face struggling West Ham, said, “I’m surprised. I’m repeating always the same concept: if you want to win the Ballon d’Or, you have to win the league, the Champions League, the World Cup, the European Championship.
“It’s important to have great wins. For sure Eden is a young player and he has the potential to improve his place in this table. At the same time I like to repeat that if you want to reach the best you have to win. Last season we won the league. Maybe two years ago, Hazard wasn’t in the table.
“A top player must have this ambition. It’s normal. Otherwise you stay with the others in the middle. He has real potential to become one of the best. But he has to win [trophies].”