Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has once again reaffirmed he wants to leave the club for Real Madrid – but has not rejected the idea of remaining at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international has repeatedly been linked with a move to La Liga as he has been open that he wishes to make a switch to the Spanish capital.
Eden Hazard in France Football:
“I have won everything in England, apart from the Community Shield, but that doesn’t mean that I’m leaving. I have always said that I wanted to explore something different after England. But there are also things that might make me stay.” #cfc pic.twitter.com/MNhACbQh3p
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) January 21, 2019
Asked by France Football if a move to Real would please him, Hazard said: “Why not? You know it very well. You’re asking the question, but you know what the answer will be so you don’t have to ask it.”
“I have never heard from [Zinedine] Zidane and if he goes to Manchester United tomorrow, for example, I would not be there.”
“Real Madrid without Zidane is different, but it is still Real Madrid.”
“I have won everything in England, apart from the Community Shield, but that doesn’t mean that I’m leaving.”
“I have always said that I wanted to explore something different after England. But there are also things that might make me stay.”
“After the World Cup, I wanted to leave, but in the end, I stayed at Chelsea and I’m playing one of best seasons so far. So I don’t think that I need a different challenge. But that doesn’t mean that I will become better.”
Eden Hazard on whether or not the Ballon D’Or is an objective of his: “Absolutely not. I have 3 Ballons D’Or at home, they are my children.” pic.twitter.com/46YU9CRnSZ
— Transfer Talk (@EPLBible) January 21, 2019
The 28-year-old, whose contract with the Blues is due to expire in the summer of 2020, went on to talk about his relationship with his coaches over the years.
“I have not only frustrated [Antonio] Conte, but I have also frustrated all my coaches throughout my career,” he added.
“Now the same thing happens with [Maurizio] Sarri as they think that I need to score more goals, to do more and more, so I guess I will also frustrate my next coach.”