Eden Hazard has dismissed all the speculations that he and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho have a strained relationship this season, and also declared the Portuguese as “the best manager for Chelsea.”
Hazard and Chelsea are right now in the middle of a disastrous campaign which has left the defending Premier League champions 15th in the table.
Earlier Hazard was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in January as he failed to replicate his 2014-15 performances along with rumours of a possible rift between Mourinho and the Belgian. But Hazard assures now that he and his manager have no such issue.
“I heard a lot of things about this, but no, everything is good with him,” Hazard said on Sunday.
“I don’t have a problem with him. He is the best manager. He is the best manager for Chelsea and we hope we can win a lot of trophies together.
“Maybe not this season because it will be difficult, but next season and on.”
Chelsea now face Maccabi Tel Aviv in a Champions League away fixture on Tuesday following a much needed 1-0 win over Norwich last weekend, as encounters with Tottenham, Bournemouth, Porto, Leicester, Sunderland, Watford and Manchester United are in line before the end of this year.
The victory against Norwich on Saturday was a welcome relief for the depleted Blues as this win was their first one in last four matches. Hazard also showed glimpses of returning to form. Senior most John Terry was really proud of the way Hazard and his team-mates raised the performance level finally.
“Eden Hazard is back to his best and not only this Saturday, the last five or six games you have seen from everybody the raising in performances individually and collectively and with this result, the delight and the relief from players is there to see,” Terry told reporters.
The 24-year-old Belgian international hasn’t been able to score for Chelsea in 18 matches he played this season.
But he managed 20 goals last term to win Football Writers’ Association player of the year and the Professional Footballers’ Association awards.
Talking about his own form, Hazard admitted: “I didn’t start the season well. I tried to find out why, but I don’t know. Sometimes you don’t know. You have to keep going. I gave everything in training, on the pitch when I played.
“I hope I can get a lot of form and try to help the team win games.”
Despite performing well in the last match, reports are also arising that Chelsea hierarchy are ready sell Hazard if Mourinho wants to overhaul his team so that the Portuguese manager can make a move for his top targets in the January transfer window.