Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard says he wants to reach the level of performances that Liverpool forward Mo Salah has achieved in recent seasons.
The Belgian struck up a friendship with the Egyptian international when the Blues signed the winger from Basel in 2014, and speaking about his ambitions for the future, the 28-year-old namechecked his former teammate as a source of inspiration:
“Mo Salah is one of my good friends and he’s doing something incredible. I try to look at this player and this player and try to reach that level.”
Despite Salah’s drop off in form in recent weeks, his numbers still match up pretty well to Hazard’s stats this campaign.
With 20 goals and nine assists in all competitions, the Egyptian has played a direct role in two more goals than Hazard, with the Belgian international having scored 16 times and created 11 more for his teammates.
Salah has not scored in his last seven games for the Reds, but he has still put in some very good performances against the likes of Bournemouth, Watford and Bayern Munich.
He will, however, want to get back on the scoresheet as soon as possible to help his side during the Premier League run-in.