Chelsea star admits he feels bad about sacking
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has admitted he feels slightly to blame for Jose Mourinho losing his job.
The Portuguese was sacked by Roman Abramovich for a second time of his career back in December just days after a 2-1 loss to Leicester City, and Hazard has now spoken out about the Stamford Bridge departure.
Several first-team players, including Hazard, came under scrutiny from the media and from the fans following Mourinho‘s departure, and the Belgian has now admitted that he does feel he’s to blame for the managerial change.
Mourinho helped with Chelsea the league just last season, but a woeful start to the campaign left them well out of the title-race and also out of the top-four picture.
Eventually Mourinho was sacked and he left the club 16th in the table, and Hazard has admitted that a part of it could be considered his fault.
Hazard Takes Blame
“I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and… well… just that I was sorry,” the Belgian told The Guardian.
“We’d enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn’t. I felt a little bit guilty because I’d been player of the year.
“I’d been one of the most decisive players, and this year I’d performed less well.
“I hadn’t been at the same level. So I sent that text to José and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future.
“For a team of champions to go through what we have this year even I can’t explain. Things have been better recently, but we’re still not winning games quite as we used to.
“No one can put his finger on what’s happened at Chelsea.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt