Eden Hazard will now want to leave Chelsea, says pundit

Date published: Tuesday 6th March 2018 3:11

Jamie Carragher says he has no doubts that Eden Hazard would have phoned his agent to try and engineer a move away from Chelsea after the weekend.

Hazard was part of Antonio Conte’s side which lost 1-0 to Premier League champions elect Man City on Sunday, but it was their approach to the game which has drawn the most criticism.

Conte planned for his side to defend deep, concede position and try and snatch a goal at The Eihad and Gary Neville was “disgusted” with the champions’ performance.

Hazard also revealed his disapproval and said: “When you leave the pitch you have the impression that you’ve ran, but that you haven’t played a game of football. That’s a pity.

“We could have played on for three hours and I wouldn’t touch a ball.”

And now Sky Sports pundit Carragher believes Chelsea will “have a major problem” in persuading Hazard to turn a blind eye to the advances from Real Madrid.

“He’s the star player at Chelsea, but there has always been talk of him moving on,” Carragher told MNF.

“I have no doubt that at the end of that game, as soon as he got on that coach or got home, he will have been right on the phone to his agent saying, ‘get me out of here’.

“Honestly, 100 per cent he would have been.

“He will have been that frustrated thinking, ‘I should be playing in this team, they’ve got the ball. I should be playing in a team that actually dominates the game’.

“Eden Hazard running around up there on his own, not getting a kick of the ball. You want to show everyone in the world watching how good of a player he is.

“I think they will have a major problem keeping him after that.”

Carragher claims watching Chelsea at City was a new experience for him.

“In watching football my whole life, 35-40 years, there’s not a lot you’ve never seen before,” he said.

“Whether that’s playing for your school, playing in the Champions League, watching amateur football, whatever level of football it is… I saw something on Sunday I have never ever seen before in my life on a football pitch.

“That was people walking, the whole team walking when the ball was like five of six yards away from them.

“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”


More from Planet Sport: How does Roger Federer compare to other great sporting resurgences? (Tennis365)


Related Articles