Eden Hazard talks to Marca
Spanish daily Marca have an exclusive interview with Chelsea star Eden Hazard on Friday.
The interview is likely to set off alarm bells for Chelsea fans.
Hazard is constantly linked with a possible move to Real Madrid, and that storyline is given a fresh boost by the Belgian’s comments to Marca.
Also in the interview, Hazard looks ahead to the Champions League tie against Barcelona.
Hazard on joining Real Madrid
Marca pressed Hazard to assess how Chelsea’s season is going under Antonio Conte, and that question was used as a platform to directly ask Hazard about switch Stamford Bridge for the Santiago Bernabeu.
The questions and answers went as follows.
Marca: Hard times for Conte, right?
Hazard: What happens is that we won last season and now people want us to win again. But we know that the Premier League is very difficult, we have already lost a few games this year and we have three months ahead of us. We still have both the FA Cup and the Champions League to play for: our season can be successful.
Now we feel bad, but we have to wait until the end of the season. We give everything in the field. Sometimes things do not go the way we hope, like now, but we have to be patient because, in the end, we can still win a trophy.
Marca: Many people in Madrid will encourage Chelsea, and you, against Barcelona. Also, there is a kind of bond between you and Zidane for many years. He has always talked wonders about his game. It must be incredible that someone like Zidane admires him and says things like that.
Hazard: Of course it is. I remember 10 years ago, when he first spoke about me, it was incredible. Know, he was my idol when I was a child, I have seen thousands of videos about him and now he is the manager of one of the best clubs in the world, so yes, it is a honour.
But I do not want to stop, I want to continue working and striving in the field. But yes, I love when people like him speak nicely about me.
Marca: You should know there are many people wishing to see you wearing white at some point.
Hazard: [Laughs] In football you never know. I’m happy at Chelsea, and focused on them.
Hazard, the eternal candidate: “Real Madrid? In football, you never know”
“I remember the first time Zidane spoke to me, 10 years ago: it was incredible” pic.twitter.com/DoNXfvcaOg
— RMadrid Edition (@RMadridEdition) February 9, 2018
Hazard on beating Barcelona
When it came to previewing the upcoming matches against Barcelona in the Champions League, Hazard is confident.
Marca: Barcelona seem untouchable, at least in the league where they have not yet lost. How do you see it?
Hazard: Well, very good. It’s a beautiful match of Champions. This season we are not the same as last season, of course, and they are very good of course, but in the end it is a tie and you never know what happens. That’s why we love football. I’m pretty sure we can beat them if we play together, and we’ll see.