Keane: ‘I would kick him up and down in training’

Date published: Thursday 18th February 2016 9:39

Eden Hazard: Keane would 'kick him up and down in training'

Eden Hazard: Keane would 'kick him up and down in training'

Roy Keane has slammed “moody” Eden Hazard and says he would “kick him up and down the training pitch”.

The decorated playmaker was named Football of the Year last season after blasting 19 goals en route to Chelsea winning the title, but his season this term could not have been in starker contrast.

The 25-year-old, who started the defeat to PSG on Tuesday night, has only scored once all season and he infuriated interim boss Guus Hiddink on the eve of this week’s Champions League clash after claiming it would be hard to turn down an offer from the Paris giants.

Speaking to ITV Sport, former Manchester United skipper Keane did not hold back about Hazard, who has not scored in the Premier League in 23 games.

“I can’t understand these players, he signed an extension of five years only last year, when we saw how brilliant he was… and then he’s coming out with all that nonsense on the eve of a big game,” Keane said.

“If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch. Some of the senior players have got to get hold of him. He’s a talented boy, but his attitude is like a spoilt child. It was absolutely ridiculous.

“You don’t mind some players sometimes being moody, or having their head turned if they think they might be moving, but once you go on that pitch you’ve still got your pride.

“You’re playing for your team-mates, for your club, for your supporters, for your family. You’ve got to go out and perform, and be moody after the game if need be.”

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