Eden Hazard has long been linked with a move away from Chelsea, but the Belgian attacker has now revealed what the Blues must do to keep him.
Chelsea took home a point from their game against Manchester United last night. The side conceded early as their former star Juan Mata scored in the 11th minute.
However, Chelsea equalized in the dying minutes of halftime as De Gea committed another mistake to let Marcos Alonso level the scoreline at Old Trafford.
With this draw, Chelsea stays at the fourth position in the league. However, the Blues haven’t guaranteed the top-4 yet, as Arsenal is only two points the Blues. While Manchester United faces a hugely difficult task, they could still make it into the top-4 if Chelsea and Arsenal slip up in their last two games.
And so, Eden Hazard, the Belgian attacker who has been one of the key players for the Blues for many years, has broken silence over Chelsea’s chances, hinting on what they need to do to keep him.
What does Eden Hazard want?
Eden Hazard made good moves throughout the game but was let down by the wingers as they couldn’t provide the crosses which could compliment his runs between the Manchester United defence.
The Belgian attacker has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and has spoken publically about his desire to play at Santiago Bernabeu on multiple occasions.
However, the Belgian opened up on what Chelsea would need to do if the club wants him to stay.
“Chelsea has to play in the Champions League every year,” Eden Hazard said after the game against Manchester United.
“It’s one of biggest clubs in the world, and for myself also I want to play in the Champions League – and we will.”
If Chelsea fails to secure a win in its upcoming league game against Watford, it could hamper their chances for a top-4 finish. However, the Blues are also in the semifinal of the Europa League and can secure the qualification through the continental tournament as well.
How Twitter reacted..
Eden Hazard: Most goal contributions in the league
The PFA: pic.twitter.com/iQkf04bXsH
— َ (@HazardEdition) April 25, 2019
Eden Hazard vs Sadio Mane this season:
Pass success: 84%-79%
Key passes: 89-40
Successful dribbles: 122-49
— bet365 (@bet365) April 25, 2019
“I want to play in the Champions League. We will” 😉
Eden Hazard confident of playing Champions League football for Chelsea next season…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 28, 2019
Eden Hazard and Chelsea will return to action on Thursday night as they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the semifinal of the Europa League.