With the Premier League season now complete and third place confirmed, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has opened up about the speculation regarding they player of the season Eden Hazard.
For some month’s now the Belgium international has been linked with a summer move out of the club, with Spanish giants Real Madrid believed to be the destination of choice, however Sarri has gone on record as saying
“I hope he will stay I think Eden has played here in Chelsea for seven seasons, trying in every match to do his best and now it's time to respect his decision.”
The 28 year old who has a year remaining of his contract at Stamford Bridge is believed to have spoken to the club and told them his decision regarding his future, following his appearance from the bench in yesterday’s goal less draw with Leicester City.
“Yes. A couple of weeks ago. Yes I have made my decision but it is not just about me,” said Hazard. “I have made my decision, that's it. I think so, we have a final to play and then I will see.”
Referring to the Europa League final against London rivals Arsenal on May 29th in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The maestro who was one of the stars of last seasons World Cup finals went on to describe how he had wanted the whole affair sorted earlier,
“Yes, I wanted that but that's not happened. I'm still waiting like you are waiting and like the fans are waiting,” he said.
“When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. That's it. When I am on the pitch, I just try to do the best.
“I am not thinking about this and this, my situation or the club's situation. I just try to win games.”
“We were in trouble two or three months ago, but third place is a very good result. Now we have to go to Baku for the Europa League final, and we have the chance for our season to be wonderful.”
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