In recent big games, Conte has opted to use Hazard in a ‘false nine’ role rather than his preferred position on the left wing.
However, ahead of Chelsea’s crunch Premier League game against Tottenham on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, the Belgium playmaker insists he is willing to sacrifice his favoured role for the good of the team.
“I just want to be on the pitch,” Hazard told Sky Sports News. “Number 9, 10, I can play left-back if the manager wants, no problem. I just want to be on the pitch and try to give everything like I do every time.
“I’m happy with Chelsea,” he added. “I am just thinking about the end of the season and the World Cup. I have got two years left on my contract so I am just happy.”
Hazard is currently on international duty with Belgium and is set to feature in Tuesday’s friendly against Saudi Arabia.
Belgium have been drawn in Group G at the World Cup with England, Panama and Tunisia and Hazard believes they are equipped to go much further than they did in 2014 when they reached the quarter-finals.
“Four years ago was the first World Cup for almost all of the players in the national team,” he said. “Now we have the experience four years later so we know what to do to be ready.
“We have one target which is to go to the final and then we will see what happens.”
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