The Willow Foundation, a charity for seriously ill children, honored Chelsea FC winger Eden Hazard with their London Player of the Year Award today. The award was initially presented to Hazard at the London Football Legends Awards which was held last week by the Willow Foundation but he was unable to attend due to being out on international duty. Hazard shared the honor with Aaron Ramsey but we’re not entirely sure why the Arsenal midfielder was included considering he has not played since December.
Hazard was gracious as usual when accepting the award and said:
“I am really happy and honoured to receive this award, I feel my performances over the past year have been on a very high level and it’s always nice when people recognise that. I want to give a special thanks to everyone at the club and the fans, for believing in me and for supporting me in my career. Finally, thanks to the Willow Foundation for this award. I hope your evening was a big success and I wish you all the best for the future as your hard work makes a difference to so many.”
It is always nice to see a Chelsea player get recognized by any organization especially one that does great work like the Willow Foundation. The award was also decided by a panel of judges from a variety of backgrounds in football who thought Hazard to be deserving of such an accolade. This is Hazard’s first trophy of the year but if he continues his current form it will certainly not be his last.
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