Jose Mourinho says ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard is 'awful' in training and 'doesn't work much'

JOSE MOURINHO has revealed that Eden Hazard is 'awful' in training and 'doesn't work much'.

The pair worked together at Chelsea between 2013 and 2015.

Hazard, 30, inspired the Blues to the Premier League title during this time, winning PFA Player of the Year in the process.

But Mourinho has revealed that the performances were a result of talent rather than hard work.

The SunSport columnist told talkSPORT: "The truth about Eden Hazard?

"The truth is what you see from him, he is an amazing player with awful training.

"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.


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"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."

Hazard has managed only 43 appearances in two seasons at Real Madrid, scoring five goals and laying on eight assists.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has so far opted to use him from the bench at Euro 2020, with the talismanic figure playing 49 minutes across the Red Devils' two games.


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