Maurizio Sarri talked to the media after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham, and talked about Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard shined for Chelsea on the night against West Ham as the side entered the top-3 in style.
The Belgian superstar scored both the goals for the Blues as Maurizio Sarri’s men climbed above Arsenal and Tottenham in the league table.
Hazard also equalled his goal tally from his highest-scoring season (19) with the second goal of the night. However, his reported move to Real Madrid continued to make headlines after Chelsea’s win.
After Eden Hazard addressed the rumours about his move, Maurizio Sarri revealed the asking price for Hazard, and even admitted that it’s difficult to keep the Belgian attacker at the club.
Maurizio Sarri on Hazard:
Sarri talked about Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid, and stated that he will respect Hazard’s choice to leave the club for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit. He also declared Hazard’s asking price.
“£100m is too cheap,” Sarri began.
“It is very hard to replace Hazard with another player. I have to respect his decision.”
The Chelsea manager stated that the club tried to persuade Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea, but it seems like the Belgian has made up his mind to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
“I can’t do anything and the club agrees with me. If Eden wants another experience then it’s difficult to keep him. We are trying to improve. We want to become the best in England and as a consequence in Europe. But I must respect his decision.
“We tried but it is not easy
“I cannot do anything, I think. The club agrees with me. If Eden wants to make another experience, it is very difficult to keep him.”
On Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher also admitted that the fans may not see Eden Hazard in England next season.
“Before tonight I loved him as a player. I think he’s the best player in the Premier League, and even more so now. The only worry now for everyone is he may not be in the league next season. What a goal and what a player,” Carragher said.
How Twitter reacted..
One year left on the contract and a clear destination that has been advertised for years as the place he would like to go to- that doesn’t exactly give you much leverage now.
But at least by holding on to him for this long you get to enjoy more moments of magic like tonight
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) April 8, 2019
Eden Hazard’s best goal-scoring seasons for Chelsea across all competitions:
2014/15: 52 games, 19 goals
2018/19: 42 games, 18 goals
2016/17: 43 games, 17 goals
2013/14: 49 games, 17 goals
2017/18: 51 games, 17 goals
So close to that first 20… https://t.co/cv3FgKyrdE
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 8, 2019
Eden Hazard for Chelsea against West Ham:
Most touches (86)
Most take-ons won (8)
Most chances created (5)
Most shots (4)
Most shots on target (3)
Most goals (2)
— Coral (@Coral) April 8, 2019
Eden Hazard and Chelsea will return to action on Thursday night as the side takes on Slavia Praha in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal.