Messi isn’t selfish – Conte shoots down Fabregas more than Hazard guidance

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has shot down claims from Cesc Fabregas that Eden Hazard need to add a selfish streak to his game to match the levels of Lionel Messi.
Belgium star Hazard has returned to his sparkling best type this season, contributing 14 objectives and 5 assists to Chelsea’s charge towards a fifth Premier League title in 12 years.
Speaking after Hazard scored and assisted in Saturday’s 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win more than Tottenham, Fabregas claimed that only Messi was performing greater than Hazard, but added: “I’ve told him many, quite a few instances he needs to become selfish from time to time and have that killer instinct to score more targets.”
When the quote was place to Conte, nonetheless, the Italian reacted in an exasperated manner, suggesting he would rather lose games if it meant Hazard stopped pulling his weight for the wider effort.
“No, definitely no; I never believe that a player like Messi is often a selfish player,” mentioned Conte.
“The very first target for each fantastic champion would be to play for the team and to put your talent in the group, for the reason that the best players don’t exist without the team. For me it is sad when I listen to this, that one player should be much more selfish to attain the best level.
“It’s sad for the reason that it’s not my notion of football. I’ll by no means recognize this, by no means.
“In my team I don’t want a selfish player, I’d choose to drop the game than possess a selfish player.
“I do not want this and I cannot accept this and I do not want it in my club.”
Hazard came off the bench to devastating impact at Wembley at the weekend, scoring the Blues’ crucial third goal just before teeing up Nemanja Matic’s late thunderbolt.
Diego Costa joined the Belgian in becoming spared in the start against Spurs, but Conte expects to possess the pair back at Southampton on Tuesday just after praising their reaction to becoming dropped.
“For certain, just about every single player desires to play just about every game, I know this,” he added ahead of a match that sees Chelsea return to Premier League action having a four-point lead over Spurs.
“But also there’s a manager in just about every group that have to make the very best selection within this predicament to seek out the right balance as well as to give the opportunity to other players that show fantastic commitment, excellent work-rate and good need to play.
“But their reaction was great, for me the reaction was standard.
“I have another day to choose our finest 11, but I believe that they [Costa and Hazard] are in very good situation and in excellent type and for sure I hope to view an excellent performance from my players.”

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