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Eden Hazard’s Latest Comments Hint at a Change of Minds

Eden Hazard has been in the headlines constantly over the last couple of months, as his future gets more indecisive. The Belgian has certainly not helped matters with his frequent public opinions about managers, style of play, and the possibility of joining Real Madrid. The Matchbook bonus codes 2019 expect Hazard to make 2018-19 as the best season in his career. The 28-year-old’s latest comments do seem to hint at a favourable stance for Maurizio Sarri, as he claims that the Italian’s style of football suit him better than Jose Mourinho’s style. According to Sky Sports, he said:

“From when I started with Claude Puel at Lille, to now with Maurizio Sarri. They all see football in different ways which is why I’m the player I am. They have all given me important advice.

“Jose Mourinho was special, but the way Sarri and Rudi Garcia [former Lille coach] like to play is more like my philosophy of football, but they’ve all given me a lot.”

Jose Mourinho made it no secret that all 10 outfield players on the pitch should defend as an unit. This reduced the offensive impact Hazard could have on the pitch, but it is not the case with Sarri. The former Napoli manager has given a free reign to the likes of Hazard while the same is also true for a couple of other players.

Sarri has come under criticism for Chelsea’s woeful performances in away matches of late, but there is no denying that he has been able to get the best out of Hazard.

The Belgian is not far away from making the 2018-19 campaign as his best on a statistical basis, as he has been able to achieve 15 goals and 10 assists from just 32 appearances in all competitions this season. These statistics could have been even better if Hazard was playing in his preferred number 10 role or on the wings, as there was a phase on the campaign when Hazard was used as the false nine due to the lack of choices in the squad.

Ironically, Sarri has been one of the few managers to come out in public criticism of Hazard, as he stated that the Belgian is capable of far better performances.

Hazard is out of contract at the end of next season and he has been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid. However, there appears to be an impasse in the talks between Chelsea and Real Madrid, as the blues are willing to sell the winger even if he is 28.