- Eden Hazard encountered series of tackles from Newcastle's Matt Richie in Chelsea's 2-1 win
- The Belgium captain is already looking forward to more rough battles in the Premier League
- Hazard is optimistic he will continue doing his thing despite the opposition plot to stop him
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard has cautioned opponents in the English topflight that he will keep coming back for more tackles no matter how hard they hit him.
According to a UK Daily Mail the Belgian was on the receiving end of career-ending tackles in Sunday's 2-1 win at Newcastle with Matt Ritchie among the major culprits of the day.
But the Chelsea star refused to back down and netted the Blues opener from the penalty spot during a man-of-the-match display at St. James Park.
“The Premier League is always like this - every weekend is the same,” said Hazard, who was made his first start of the campaign.
“But I'm not complaining, I try to do my job and when you have the ball, you get kicked, so no complaints. You just try to play better.
“I felt tired after the game but, at the end, I was happy with the result and the goal. When you win games you forget that you are tired so now we have one week to rest and be ready for the next game.”
Presently the Blues are joint leader at the top of the Premier League log with maximum nine points after three matches, and Hazard believes the West London outfit are on the right path to achieve their target for the campaign.
“We need to keep this momentum. We want to be at the top at the end of the season.
“This is just the beginning, but confidence is coming and goals are coming too.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea star Eden Hazard scored a penalty goal against Newcastle United to emerge the club’s third best on top scorers in the English Premier League.
The Belgium playmaker calmly slotted in from the spot after taking two steps as the Blues claimed a 2-1 win at St James' Park.
The goal also saw Hazard topple club’s icon Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink goals account during the Premier League era.
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