Jose Mourinho slams Eden Hazard after latest comments, as Blues join race to sign €70m-rated Sweden star
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has digs at Ex Chelsea player Eden Hazard for his attitude at Stamford Bridge.
However, his attitude in training may well have contributed to how poorly things have gone.
“The truth about Eden Hazard? The truth is what you see from him, he is an amazing player with awful training,” Jose Mourinho revealed on talkSPORT.
“You can only imagine what he could be with a super professional attitude in training.
“In the end, he is an amazing kid, he is an incredible family man, he looks like he doesn’t belong to this generation of players, he’s very quiet and is totally focused on family, on kids, on parents, on a very quiet life.
“But he gets onto the pitch every morning and… he doesn’t work much.
“When he gets onto the pitch you don’t see the reflection of a week of work, you just see a reflection of his talent.
“He is this amazing player and you can imagine if he was a top professional. When he went to Real Madrid I thought wow, this guy is going to the biggest club in the world and is going to feel this huge pressure to be always at the top, this guy is going to win the Golden Ball, because he is amazing.
“But in terms of his fitness, his speed, his condition, he would be a much better player [if he trained properly]. What you see is just the talent that got Eden to where he is.
“He’s had more injuries at Real Madrid, at his time with me at Chelsea he didn’t, he might have had one but it was nothing big. But in Madrid he got into this negative dynamic with his injuries and that’s probably affected him.”
Blues join race to sign €70m-rated Sweden star
According to reports, Chelsea have joined the race for Sweden and Real Sociedad striker Aleksander Isak as the Premier League clubs ‘go crazy’ for the youngster.
As per AS, via Sport Witness, Arsenal were the first team to show interest in the forward but Chelsea followed soon after. Liverpool are also considering signing the Sociedad striker this summer.
The Swede has a €70 million release clause in his contract, a fee that could easily be met by Chelsea if required.
The 21-year-old impressed in La Liga last season, finishing the campaign with 17 goals and two assists in his 34 league matches. This led to the youngster being named Young Player of the Season in Spain.
Isak has looked sharp at Euro 2020, coming close to opening the scoring against Spain in Sweden’s opening game – his shot being cleared off the line and onto the post.