Eden Hazard has revealed that he thought Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne didn’t get a fair shot when he was at Chelsea.
The Belgium international also admitted that he is wary of what De Bruyne is capable of ahead of Chelsea’s test at Manchester City on Saturday.
A point separates the two teams at the summit of the Premier League table with Liverpool inbetween the pairing prior to the clash at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
Hazard, who is in a good run of form for the Blues this term, has admitted that international teammate De Bruyne can be a nightmare any defender.
“He’s a top player,” said Hazard. “He didn’t get his chance here at Chelsea but did very well in Germany and, since he went to City, he’s been on fire.”
De Bruyne, who failed to reach his potential during his time at Stamford Bridge, was not given a fair chance in Jose Mourinho’s system, according to Hazard.
He added: “Sometimes you don’t get the chance to play, or the system the manager uses isn’t right for you, but now he’s full of confidence.
“I hope next week he’ll have less confidence!
“It’s good for Belgium that two players are fighting for the title in England but I hope when we go to the national team de don’t fight. We’re good friends.”
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)