Football – Chelsea: Eden Hazard Agrees With Maurizio Sarri’s Approach To The Game
Eden Hazard trusts he and Chelsea head mentor Maurizio Sarri are on the equivalent footballing wavelength.
The Belgium forward’s best course of action remains a subject of serious hypothesis, something he fanned himself this week by announcing he had settled on a choice on his Chelsea future.
Real Madrid have been intensely connected to the 28-year-old, while blended profits for the field amid Sarri’s first season in control at Stamford Bridge have supported the vulnerability.
The 60-year-old Italian has showered applause on Hazard, announcing him Europe’s best player on Friday, yet does not feel a player who captains his nation is a potential leader.
Chelsea face Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, a dress practice for their match in the EFL Cup not long from now, and Hazard told the Times he feels tuned in to Sarri as he handles the continuous procedure over upgrading his club’s style of play.
“He’s an old man but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football,” he said.
“When we have the ball, we have a lot of freedom, not just me but the striker and the right [attacker], Willian or Pedro, so we can move a lot.
“The manager likes possession. He’s a lot about statistics. Numbers. Possession. Shooting. Goal opportunity.
“In the past we used to play more counter-attack. It is different with Sarri than with [Antonio] Conte and [Jose] Mourinho. Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward [more directly], but it is part of the football.
“We are still learning about his concept. We are doing well. I like this kind of football.”
200 – Eden Hazard has now been directly involved in 200 goals in his top-flight league career (116 goals, 84 assists), with 129 of those coming for Chelsea. Amass. #CHEHUD
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