Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has criticized Eden Hazard as he asked him to concentrate on his Chelsea career instead of focusing on a move away from Stamford Bridge next summer.
Eden Hazard has endured a woeful season at Chelsea which has been marked by his inability to score goals and maintain match-fitness. He was further labelled a ‘rat’ by fans at Stamford Bridge because of his perceived role in getting ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sacked.
This has led to a number of rumors linking him with a move to other big European clubs like PSG and Real Madrid. The Belgian only added to the speculation with a recent interview, where he said that an offer from PSG would be difficult to turn down. However, his manager has responded by telling the player to focus on getting things right at Chelsea first.
“He has a contract that he extended, but first he must now get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value,” said Blues manager Guus Hiddink, according to fourfourtwo.com.
Hazard looking for a way out
The Belgian’s recent comments may be considered distasteful by Chelsea fans. His refusal to rule out a move to PSG, coupled with his vocal admiration of Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, will not sit well with the club management.
Despite being a vital cog in the title winning team last season, the 24-year-old hasn’t made any significant contributions to the club this season. His recent comments may cause Chelsea to consider selling him in the summer, albeit for an exorbitant price. While Guus Hiddink has made his remarks, it remains to be seen how the club deal with this ‘hazardous’ situation.