Eden Hazard takes a dig at Chelsea training sessions

Archie Blade
|Published November 24, 2019

Eden Hazard takes a dig at Chelsea training sessions. Says he is enjoying practice much more under Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

Former Chelsea Superstar Eden Hazard has taken a swipe at Chelsea’s training methods under previous managers Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri in a recent interview. He has claimed that the practice sessions under the Italian duo were ‘much less fun.’

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The Belgian spent 7 years at Stamford Bridge before making his big money move to Real Madrid in the summer. His last match with Chelsea saw him pick his second Europa League trophy and while he still adores the club, he has expressed a disliking to drills he had to go through at the club.

Eden Hazard takes a dig at Chelsea training sessions

“The training is always with the ball,” Hazard told L’Equipe .

“When you have experimented with Italians, as I have done with Conte or Sarri, you have much less fun. Everything is framed.

“It’s hard to compare. I was attracted to Zidane at Madrid and felt very identified. He fascinates me and even has some power over me.

“He loves his players and you feel that the dressing room is happy to have him as a coach.”   

Hazard also admitted that moving to Real Madrid was a childhood dream for him and the switch helped him complete his childhood ambition.

“It was a dream to get here. Ever since I started playing in my garden as a kid, they were the club I supported. Zidane was my idol. When I watched him on television, he was magic.

“The stadium, when I saw it on television, was magical. And the white jersey, impeccable. For me it was exceptional.”

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade

Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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