Eden Hazard had a habit of saving his best efforts for matchday.
His former teammate has revealed.
Eden Hazard’s slow start at Real Madrid has earned him criticism. Los Blancos spent a considerable amount of money on the Belgian, whom they brought in from Chelsea. Questions over his weight and commitment have also been asked, but one of his ex-teammates reveals that he was always lazy and yet turned up on matchdays.
Former Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel, has revealed Eden Hazard’s lazy antics in training. The Nigerian international revealed that Hazard just stood by waiting for others to finish training but still managed to star in games over the weekend.
“Hazard has an incredible talent,” Mikel told beIN Sports in Turkey. “Maybe not as good as Lionel Messi, but he can do whatever he wants with the ball at his feet. He didn’t like to train hard. While we were working he was waiting for us to finish training just standing there. But on Sundays he was always the man of the match, it was unbelievable.”
Hazard and Mikel, now of Trabzonspor, shared the Stamford Bridge dressing room for over four seasons. The Belgium international arrived in 2012 and went on to make 352 appearances for the club, scoring 110 goals. In June, he completed a coveted €100 million move to La Liga giants Madrid.
Furthermore, Mikel was also asked to name the hardest working player he ever played with. He gave that tag to his former midfield partner and current Chelsea head coach, Frank Lampard.