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Eden Hazard: Chelsea are not made to play football

10.20K   //    01 May 2014, 10:30 IST
Mourinho and Hazard

Rifts between Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard?

Eden Hazard was unhappy with the tactic that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had employed during their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid which ended 1-3 in the Spanish team’s favour.

“I don’t know what we lacked,” he told television station beIN Sports. “After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did. It was an intense game. Beautiful to watch with opportunities.”

“I’m sad but logic has been respected because they deserved to qualify. Chelsea is not made to play football. We’re good on the counter, a little bit like Real [Madrid] against Bayern [Munich].” 

“We did it well tonight since we scored. But their goal hurt us before the break. We failed to make the difference in the second half. Often, I’m asked to do it all by myself and it’s not easy. It was a complicated game. It will be a lesson for us regarding next year,” the Belgian winger concluded.

It was Chelsea who took the lead first from a goal from Fernando Torres, however, Diego Simeone was the manager who eventually triumphed after goals from Adrian Lopez, Diego Costa and Arda Turan secured Atletico Madrid their first UEFA Champions League final for the first time in their history.

It is unsure how Mourinho will react to the comments made by his own player, but it surely raises further questions about Hazard’s future at Stamford Bridge.

The interview: (in French)

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