Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Chelsea boss drops a bombshell; “He can leave if he wants”

Chelsea have constantly fought to keep Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge but Sarri looks to have had enough of the forward’s constant desire to move away.

Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s talisman for a few seasons now. The Belgian has sometimes been the lone shining light in the Blues frontline. But at times he can be a source of frustration for fans and managers alike. He has, time and time again willingly expressed his desire to move clubs. Now, it seems like Maurizio Sarri has exhausted his patience which might see Hazard finally fulfilling his dream to play for Real Madrid.

“Hazard can leave”

Maurizio Sarri cleary stated that the winger is free to leave Chelsea if he wishes to. “Eden is 28. If he wants to go, I think he has to go,” Sarri told reporters ahead of the Premier League clash at Bournemouth.

But the former Napoli boss hopes that his star player will stay at Stamford Bridges. “Of course, I hope the opposite, I hope he wants to stay here. He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment.”

It is understood that the player has been offered a mega £300,000-a-week new deal. But the 27-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of next season, is playing a waiting game with Real Madrid.

“I frustrate managers”

Eden Hazard has admitted that he has been a source of frustration to all his Chelsea managers. “I didn’t just frustrate Conte. In my career I have frustrated all of my trainers,” he explained to France Football

.“Now here I am frustrating [Maurizio] Sarri. They think I need to mark more, do more here, more than I am doing.”

Both managers tried playing him as a ‘false 9’ but he is unhappy with being played there. He has 10 goals and 10 assists in the league this season, often playing up front. But he might be moved back to the wing after the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain.

However, Sarri is adament that he has the final say in where Hazard plays despite the player publicly venting his frustrations. “It’s my job to improve him and put him in a position to do his best,” Sarri added.

Author’s Take

Eden Hazard’s time at Chelsea might be coming to an end. He has been an incredible asset for the Blues but has equally been frustrating at times. It might be the right for the both parties to part ways before things go south. The Premier League will be losing a gem of a player and the Chelsea faithful will be look back at his time fondly when he leaves.

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