Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Blues star Eden Hazard is complacent and content with being second best.
Since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2012, Hazard has been a key player for the team. He is also widely regarded as being one of the best attacking players in the world but has never come close to winning the Ballon d’Or award which has been dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi during the past decade.
This year saw the domination of the duo over the award ended as Luka Modric won it for the first time in his career. At 28 years old, Hazard has now entered the peak of his career. During his time at Stamford Bridge, he has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and one Europa League. The one trophy which has eluded him is the Champions League and the Blues look unlikely to be able to launch a credible challenge for this trophy anytime soon.
Judging by the manner in which they are currently playing, they may even finish outside the top four for a second consecutive season. It now looks likely that Hazard will leave the club to join Real Madrid at the end of the season and the club’s inconsistency is in all probability a key reason as to why he has not agreed to sign a new contract with the club.
Some will argue that Hazard will develop into the best player in the world should he join the Spanish giants. It remains to be seen if that will happen but if one thing is certain, nearly every manager in world football would love to have him in their side.
Blues manager Sarri believes that complacency is one of the player’s weaknesses.
As reported by Goal, the Italian tactician said: “He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment.
“Sometimes he’s happy with something less. It’s my job to improve him and put him in a position to do his best.”