We fans, know you’re going through a tough phase at the moment. But hey, which professional footballer hasn't been there? All footballer’s have a bad phase in their career. That doesn’t mean the fans will stop believing in them. There is no reason as to why the player should stop believing in himself as well. It’s how you, as a player, back yourself and don't lose hope. It’s how the fans stand by the player and cheer him through the good and the bad. Not only footballer’s, every person has a tough time and it’s all about how that person fights back to overcome it.
Well, that’s what we fans are doing Hazard. We still believe in you. We are still waiting for that old Hazard to be back. We miss that Hazard who would single-handedly dribble past player after player and create chances and provide assists for his team mates to score.
We miss the Hazard who would send tremors down the spine's of opposition defenders. We miss the Hazard that would cause the opposition manager headaches and would make them use plan A, B, C and so on to try to stop you, but in vain. We miss the Hazard who would always be available when the team needs him and get the team out of danger. Lastly, we miss the Hazard who would, in a very calm and composed manner, score penalties and make the whole world wonder 'how does he manage to score every time without looking at the ball and without any power'. In short, WE WANT THE OLD HAZARD BACK.
We do not care if you’re not touted as the ‘next Ronaldo', ‘next Messi' or as a matter of fact, the 'next anyone'. What we want is for you to be ‘the first Hazard’. And just like how footballers of today are hyped up to be the next Ronaldo or Messi, we want footballers of the future to be ‘the next Hazard'.
The fans know what you’re capable of. You showed that to the whole world last season. You were named Players' Player of the Year for a reason. You’ve won so many individual trophies. There was no stopping you.
But this season, there has been a drastic change in your performance. There has been a sudden dip in your form. As a result, some fans want you out, not to mention there have been rumors linking you to Real Madrid. Those fans do not know what they'd be missing if you left. Those same fans would want you back and would curse the club for selling you. Please do not leave Chelsea. The pain of watching Petr Cech play for Arsenal is bad enough. Stay at Chelsea, become a hero and retire like a legend.
When people go through a tough phase, they try a lot of things to get back on track, and this was clearly visible by you as well. That penalty which you took against Stoke in the Capital One Cup, was not how I remember you taking penalties. Instead, you went for power and the shot was saved. During the tough patches, a footballer should stick to the basics and train well. He shouldn’t try things which he hasn’t practiced. I’m not here to teach you how to play or correct your mistakes. For that, you have, Jose Mourinho, the best manager in the world. But it happens that during such situations, people forget these little things and I just wanted to remind you.
Always remember, your family, your friends, your manager, the club and most importantly, we the fans, are always behind you. It’s just a matter of time until you regain your confidence and bring back the old Hazard.
We are just waiting for you to unleash your self and once again become ‘The Hazardous Hazard'. Stay positive, back yourself and come back stronger.