Jose Mourinho knows Eden Hazard well, as he was his coach at Chelsea, where he played 125 games under him. The Roma coach explained that the Belgian’s problem is only that he does not work hard on a daily basis.
“Hazard is a great player, but the way he is training is terrible. Imagine what it would be like if he had a very professional attitude to coaching. He’s a great guy, a family guy and doesn’t seem like he belongs in this generation of players. He is very calm and totally focused on family, children and parents and has a very quiet life. But when he starts in the morning, he doesn’t work hard. When you go out on the field you don’t see a reflection of a week’s work, you only see a reflection of your talent. If you are a high-profile professional …”, stressed the Portuguese technician, speaking to TalkSPORT.
About Chelsea’s transformation into you are meringue: “When he went to Real Madrid, I thought: Wow, this guy is going to the biggest club in the world and there will be tremendous pressure. He will win the Ballon d’Or because he is amazing. But from a physical point of view, his speed and his condition … he will be a much better player if he trains properly. What you see is just talent. He had more injuries at Real Madrid than all the time he was with me at Chelsea. There was only one and he wasn’t serious. But at Real he got into this negative dynamic and maybe these injuries affected him.”