The Chelsea manager has cleared all air surrounding superstar Eden Hazard’s future at the Stamford Bridge as he claimed ‘Eden Hazard wants Chelsea stay’ when asked about the player’s intentions.
Guus Hiddink revealed that he talked with Eden Hazard after the Champions League game aginst Paris Saint-Germain and is confident that the Belgian international will stay at Chelsea amid reports of him leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer. Real Madrid and Paris Sanit-Germain are in the race to sign the Belgian, but they have to convince the player and the board which will take a lot of effort.
Eden Hazard is enduring a tough spell this season failing to keep up his superb form and scored just only one time for the Londoners in all competitions. Also, the Belgian was blamed for Jose Mourinho’s sack by a set of Chelsea fans. Eden Hazard was heavily criticised by former Manchester United forward Roy Keane who blamed the Belgian for his poor attitude as he called them as ‘Childish’.
Hiddink did not react to those comments anyway but underlined the fact that Eden Hazard should step up his game and he should do that as soon as possible. The Dutch man pressurised Eden Hazard to find his feet back which he should do by himself since the manager felt Hazard is very well aware of his problems and solutions.
“He is very keen to be here, he extended his contract. He is happy here. His family are happy here. There is no sign from his side that he is eager to go. Of course, we don’t want to bring much attention to this, but he wants to step up as well.”
“Yes. We will encourage him and talk to him about it as we do with the rest of the team.”
“It is up to him. I don’t want to focus too much on that. But we are making plans and he must bring up the effort,” told Hiddink.