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Eden Hazard Opens Up: The Manager He Didn’t See Eye to Eye with During His Time at Chelsea

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Eden Hazard Opens Up: The Manager He Didn’t See Eye to Eye with During His Time at Chelsea

Eden Hazard has revealed his feelings about one of his former Chelsea managers, admitting that while he didn’t particularly enjoy working under them, they were able to bring out the best in him during his time at the club.

During his tenure at Chelsea from 2012 to 2019, Hazard experienced coaching from several managers, including Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Rafa Benitez, Maurizio Sarri, Roberto Di Matteo, and Guus Hiddink.

Hazard disclosed that despite his personal reservations about the manager in question, it was under Antonio Conte’s guidance that he felt his peak performance was achieved at Stamford Bridge.

In a conversation with his former teammate John Obi Mikel on the Obi One Podcast, Hazard acknowledged his lack of enthusiasm for training under Conte, indicating that it was a challenging aspect of their working relationship.

Hazard elaborated that he found solace and enjoyment primarily during matches, as they provided him with a reprieve from the rigorous training sessions orchestrated by Conte.

He recounted how Conte’s training sessions were punctuated with frequent tactical interruptions, leaving little room for relaxation during the week.

Conte’s tenure at Chelsea, spanning from 2016 to 2018, was marked by notable success, including winning the Premier League title in 2017 and clinching the FA Cup in 2018.

During the 2016-17 season, Hazard’s contributions were pivotal, earning him a spot in the PFA Team of the Year and showcasing his proficiency with 16 league goals.

Hazard played a crucial role in Chelsea’s FA Cup triumph in 2018, scoring the decisive goal from the penalty spot in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the final. Throughout Conte’s reign, Hazard made 94 appearances for Chelsea, netting 34 goals and providing 21 assists.

Despite their achievements, Conte’s departure from Chelsea ensued after the club’s failure to secure Champions League qualification, leading to Maurizio Sarri taking over the managerial reins.

Since leaving Chelsea, Conte has managed Inter Milan and Tottenham, continuing his coaching journey in pursuit of further success.

Eden Hazard Opens Up: The Manager He Didn’t See Eye to Eye with During His Time at Chelsea

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