Chelsea: Hazard does not hide it, he does not understand Conte

Aligned at the forefront of the attack Sunday, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard did not appreciate the match against Manchester City.

Aligned at the forefront of the attack Sunday, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard did not appreciate the match against Manchester City.

As against FC Barcelona (1-1) in the eighth-final first leg of the Champions League, Antonio Conte chose to line up an eleven without a real number 9 Sunday in the league, against the leader Manchester City. Unfortunately for him, his tactic did not work, his team lost (1-0) on a goal from Bernardo Silva. Titularized in tip, Eden Hazard took no pleasure.

Hazard does not feel like playing peak
« When the manager aligns me in tip, I try to give everything. But it’s hard for me to have a good match with only three balls hit. I tried to jump on the long balls but I was in a duel against Otamendi and Laporte. It’s not easy to win duels against them, « he told Het Laatste Nieuws. « We did not play with our qualities. If Giroud or Morata had played at peak, it would have been easier to play these long balls, « he continued.

« With me, it’s more complicated, but I did my best. When you leave the field, you have the impression that you ran without having played a football match. Too bad. We could have played three hours, I would not have touched a ball, « lamented the Belgian international who surely wonders why Chelsea recruited Alvaro Morata last summer and Olivier Giroud this winter, if it is to let them on the bench to put him in tip.