News ID: 116729
Published: 0636 GMT April 27, 2015

Hazard named PFA Player of the Year, Kane wins Young Player

Hazard named PFA Player of the Year, Kane wins Young Player

Chelsea star Eden Hazard was named the PFA Player of the Year, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane picking up the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

The 24-year-old Belgian has scored 18 goals across all competitions for his club this season, helping the Blues win the Capital One Cup and putting the team on the brink of a first Premier League title since 2010, eurosport.com reported.

He was rewarded for his sterling performances with the top individual award of the night at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. Tottenham striker Harry Kane won the Young Player of the Year award and was second in the voting for the top prize, with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea third.

Victory in its next two games — at Leicester and at home to Crystal Palace — would see Chelsea wrap up the championship.

Hazard said of his award success, "I'm very happy. One day I want to be the best and what I did this season is play very well, Chelsea played very well.

"I don't know if I deserve to win but it is good for me.

"It is good, it is better to be voted by the players — they know everything about football. This is good. I'm very happy."

He took the Young Player of the Year prize 12 months ago, and has rapidly progressed to the top award.

"We are almost champions, maybe this is the key," said Hazard. "Last season we finished third and this season we have an opportunity to win the league. This has changed from last season.

"I continue like I did last season — I try to be the same. I try to score more goals than last season. Personally I have played a good season, I have been there in the big games and I scored a lot of important goals, this is why I'm better this season."

Hazard's goal last weekend earned Jose Mourinho's men a 1-0 win over Manchester United.

He picked out that moment as one of his best of the campaign.

Asked to describe his season in a single word, Hazard struggled.

"I don't want to say 'amazing' because it is not finished yet — maybe amazing!" he said.

   
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