Jose Mourinho slams Eden Hazard

May 03, 2014, 11:09 IST | AFP

Cobham: Jose Mourinho has criticised Eden Hazard by claiming the Chelsea winger is not yet ready to sacrifice himself fully for the sake of his team.

Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

Hazard was apparently critical of Mourinho’s tactics during the 1-3 Champions League semi-final second-leg defeat by Atletico Madrid. Quizzed about his player’s comments, the Chelsea manager insisted Hazard’s words had been taken out of context.

“There was nothing critical in what he said,” Mourinho said.

Mourinho then added: “Normally you get this kind of comment from players like him: from players who can’t resolve a problem like we had with the first goal. Eden is the kind of player who is not so mentally ready to look back at his left-back and live his life for him. If you see Atletico’s first goal, you understand where the mistake was and why we conceded that goal.”

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