Conte happy Hazard puts team first

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is happy that winger Eden Hazard is putting the team first, saying the best players cannot exist without their teammates.

Hazard, who has played a starring role as the Blues edged closer to the Premier League title, came off the bench to score the important third goal as Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

After the game Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas said the Belgian is second only to Lionel Messi in ability but has to become more selfish. Conte however disagrees.

The Italian mentor said: "The first target for every great champion is to play for the team and to put your talent in the team.

"I don't think that a player like Messi is a selfish player. The best players in the world don't exist without the team.

"For me, it's sad when I listen to this, that one player must be more selfish to reach the top level. This is not my idea of football. I never will understand this. Never.

"In my team I don't want selfish players. I prefer to lose a game than to have a selfish player. I don't want this, I can't accept this. I don't want my club to one day buy me a selfish player, never."