Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink said Eden Hazards woeful performance this season comes down to freshness. Hazard has yet to score for the Blues this season, after receiving the Premier Leagues Player of the Season award last year.
Asked whether Hazard needed an arm around his shoulder, Hiddink said: Im not his mother, they get proper attention. They all have an individual approach. One needs a lash, another needs an arm. Another one needs to be pinched a bit. Its different but we give him time to come back to his level, he added.
For me its about freshness. If your mind is fresh and players are eager to step up and enjoy training thats a signal of freshness, said Hiddink.
He has won trophies but this season he has had some physical problems. Yesterday was the Ballon dOr and you see the freshness of the players who win the Ballon dOr â€“ they are playing like youngsters. Thats what we are aiming for with him. He has to enjoy it and get rid of the physical problems, then he will come into his normal shape, he added.