Maurizio Sarri deployed Eden Hazard in the unusual striker position against Man City
The Belgian says he was prepared for the challenge
It felt a bit unusual as he did not touch the ball often
Eden Hazard reflected on a win against Man City, which came at a really important time. The Blues needed to bounce back after the Wolves defeat, and they did.
The forward told Chelsea official website about the victory:
“It feels really good, especially after the game in midweek when we lost against Wolverhampton. It was a hard game, especially in the first half, but in the second half we controlled the game and we scored two goals. In the end, I think we deserved to win and we need to go on.
“When you lose you always need to show something because we are Chelsea. When we lose – for the fans, for the board, for everyone – we just want to win again.
Of course, the feeling is even better when you play against what I think is the best team in the country and you win. We can enjoy this.
Maurizio Sarri deployed Hazard in a “false No.9” position yesterday, for the first time in the season. The Belgian reacted well to the change:
“I like it, because I played it last year also, so I know what to do, but the feeling is a bit strange because you don’t touch the ball a lot. You just need to focus on what you need to do and I tried to do my best, we won and that is what is important.”