Eden Hazard has stated that the blues played like tigers, to secure victory over West Ham in Conte’s first match in charge.
Hazard was named MOTM in the 2-1 win over the hammers. The Belgian scored the opener from the spot, with Costa getting the winning goal in the 89th minute after Collins equaliser.
The attacking midfielder was sub par all of last season, scoring only four goals in 31 EPL matches. And now he’s glad to start afresh and play a key role in the morale boosting win for the club.
“It is good to be back on the pitch and winning in front of our supporters,” the 25-year-old said to Sky Sports.
“The first game in the season is always important. We did very well and played like tigers for 90 minutes.
“It is not every year I score in my first game so that is good. I missed a couple of penalties last season and Oscar asked me before if he could shoot but I said, ‘No, it’s my turn’. It is always good to score a penalty.
“Last season is finished. Now we are looking forward to the future. We want to bring the fans a lot of emotion and it is always good to start the season like this.”