But with the enjoyment comes the knowledge that he needs to be more of an authority on the pitch at Chelsea.
Hazard has scored 17 goals this season yet it is the overall revival in his play under manager Antonio Conte that has once again elevated the Belgian back into that elite group of players, like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, that are rated as most the most influential on the planet.
The Chelsea forward is 26 now, and has been at the club for five years. He is no longer the exciting kid who can turn a match with one elusive dribble, one electric run. He is the one who is expected to.
John Terry’s departure from Chelsea at the end of this season has, as Chelsea prepare for the FA Cup final against Arsenal, raised the question of where the next generation of leaders at Stamford Bridge are going to come from. Hazard is ready to take up that mantle.
Eden Hazard has set his sights on more trophies at Chelsea
Like many at Chelsea, Hazard suffered a miserable dip in form and even reputation last season as, troubles by a hip problem that would not go away, him and the team slumped as Jose Mourinho departed, ending up an unhappy 10th in the league.
Propelled by the hard work regime of Conte, this season has been entirely different. Chelsea picked up the Premier League trophy last Sunday – and tomorrow they will go for the Double.
Hazard said: “This is football. Sometimes you are at the top and sometimes not. People are always talking, but I don’t care about that.
“I try to be the best I can. I don’t know if I am top five, top 10, top 20 in the world. It’s not my target. I just want to enjoy my football.
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“Players like Ronaldo and Messi are leaders. People that want to be better every day. That’s why they have been at the top for the last 10 years.
“They need to prove, we all need to prove every day. But I don’t think too much about that. I just concentrate on myself, on football, on the pitch, on the training ground. Then I see what comes.
“When I signed for Chelsea, in my head it was to win titles. Maybe not like this.
“I have already won two Premier League, one League Cup, one Europa League.
“It’s not bad but it can be better. The FA Cup and Champions League, why not?”
Eden Hazard is not concerned with the comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
As for leaders, Hazard said: “I try to be a leader on the pitch. John is a legend for us, the club, for all the fans. Next season he’s not here anymore, but some of the guys are ready to take this opportunity.”
For Hazard, a win at Wembley would already lay down a marker for where Chelsea hope to go next season.
He said: “We have this new manager, we have a couple of young players so everything is ready to build something.
“The last 10 years at Chelsea have been great. Now it’s like a new generation. Frank Lampard is finished, Didier Drogba is finished, Ashley Cole, and now John. We want to prove that the club is one of the best in the world.”