Tuesday 22 October 2019

'We will see' - Chelsea star Eden Hazard hints at Real Madrid move once again

Eden Hazard (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Eden Hazard (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Chelsea's Eden Hazard has confirmed that he is still thinking about a possible move to Real Madrid, but the Premier League's in-form player has confirmed he will not agitate for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Hazard stated last summer that he was keen to complete a switch to his dream club Real Madrid after his sparkling performances at the World Cup finals for Belgium and it seems his desire to switch to the Spanish capital has not waned.

"Real Madrid is the best club in the world," Hazard told reporters after Sunday's 3-0 victory over Southampton. "We will see. I don't want to talk about this every day. I don't have time, but we will talk about my future soon.

"In my head, sometimes I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January.

"It is also when you have a dream and you want to make it happen. It is like I have said a lot of times: if I leave I will be happy, I know if I stay I will be happy."

Hazard went on to suggest he would not follow the path taken by his former team-mate and Belgian colleague Thibaut Courtois, who effectively went on strike last summer before pushing through his switch from Chelsea to Real Madrid.

"I don't want that," he added. "I want what's good for me, but I want what's good for the club because the club has given me everything. I don't want to say: 'Yes, I am signing a new contract,' and then I don't end up signing.

"I could talk now (about a new Chelsea contract)]. If they come to me, then I will talk. I don't want to say that I am not talking with the club or the owner. I am talking a lot with them.

"I am happy and I don't need anything. It is not trophies. Of course, when you play, you want to win but I just want to enjoy things on the pitch, like I am at the moment.

"I think that this is the best. We had some great results in the past so I can't say that the managers before weren't good, but I think in terms of football and the way we are playing, yes, this is the best.

"It is similar to how we played in France with Lille. A lot of pass and move, movement from the team. Then we also have good players in our team, so that's why we are playing this great football."

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