Chelsea-bound Hazard replies ‘lazy’ accusations

Lille and Belgian winger; Eden Hazard has lashed out at the press for interpreting his recent remarks concerning pre-match training as the 21-year old tagged ‘lazy’.

After he announced on his twitter account to his followers and fan alike that he would be signing with the recent Champion League winners; Chelsea it went viral as he will be joining Chelsea this summer because it was unexpected of Hazard to pick Chelsea from the pack which included the new English Premiership winners; Manchester City and the Red Devils’ Manchester United.

Hazard was touted by pundits to definitely sign either of the two Manchester clubs but following the player’s decision, there has been some negative press coming from critics, who have slammed his somewhat questionable approach to training.

He responded to the press saying his passion for the game of football exceeds his enjoyment for training even though the latter contributed so much to his present status as world class player.

He said that people interpreted as him not wanting to work hard but he only meant that he does both training ad playing but enjoys the playing as he trains seriously to achieve his present status in the world of football.

“I don’t go out on the pitch thinking I’m going to do it because it comes instinctively. My left foot’s not quite as strong as my right,” Hazard began arguing his case.

Hazard claimed that it is his constant training that has helped him in the field of play to be explosive and not being able to shove off the ball when in contention and he owes to weight training.

Hazard will however need to be stronger as he will be launched into the English Premier League as a top flight player playing for a top flight club where pace and strength is necessary to cap overall skill.

Hazard plays waiting game with EPL suitors

Eden Hazard, the star player for Lille has made a decision that will affect his future talking of his career either with Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United as they were the main bidders for the signature of the young game changer with serious transfer fees involved.

His uncanny ability to get goals when necessary and his ability to make his teammates achieve high-percentage shot at goal set the fame rolling for the 21-year old that has just started his career in football with high physical condition.

The player who is one of the hottest chases in the transfer market said he made his final decision on which English club he will be lacing his boots for by the new season.

Also known as Hazardous for scoring 20 goals and adding 16 assists for Lille in 38 matches this season, he and his agent; John Bico, said a final decision has been made and will be letting the world know what his decision is as everything is off the negotiation stage now and an agreement has been reached with all parties involved in the bid.

Eden, who said he wants the transfer to whichever club to be fixed before June 2, will decide after the Red Devils’ (Belgium) games against Montenegro and England, and then go on holiday with peace of mind.

While the news of Hazard’s decision has fans on edge, it is also a big deal for the three squads in play for his services.

For the team that is lucky enough to land Hazard, everything is set. Nothing they do the rest of this transfer window is going to mean as much as he does.

But looking at the opposite end of the spectrum, the two clubs remaining will feel a great sense of relief knowing that they made a hard run at him, but now the ability to allocate those resources elsewhere will improve their manpower.

Obviously, the first priority for everyone is to get Hazard signed. If that doesn’t work out, it is going to make the rest of the transfer season easier on those squads.

All eyes will be focused on June 2.

Chelsea to loot for Eden Hazard as he decides future tonight

Chelsea are ready to capitalise on their Champions League success by making a big money move for Lille playmaker Eden Hazard who has attracted interest from across Europe with his displays this season, admitted recently that his future does not lie at the Stade Metropole.

Representatives of Manchester City and Manchester United are expected to hold talks with Lille; the Belgian’s agent was in London yesterday.

Blues owner Russian Roman Abramovich believes that a £30m fee will be enough for the 21 year old to move to Stamford Bridge and Hazard is expected to be offered £250,000 a week on a five year deal.

Chelsea will now be in contention for the signature of the 21-year old with the two Manchester clubs.

Abramovich and his chief executive Ron Gourlay will have to put together an attractive package to bring the Belgian international to West London for he stated earlier that he will possibly be moving to Manchester City next season.

Meanwhile, Eden Hazard was reported to have decided to make a final decision tonight as to whether he will be playing with Chelsea, Manchester United or English Premier League winners, Manchester City.

Hazard is a hot commodity in the market in the EPL, as he has played impressive football with Lille this season. In 37 games, Hazard has netted 17 goals, recorded 16 assists and got off 101 shots in the process.

Hazard is an elusive dribbler that is as quick as anyone in football in the attacking end of the pitch. At just 21 years of age, the young Belgian talent is among the world’s best footballers with his top-notch play.

His goal-scoring abilities and control of the ball are scary for opponents to have to handle to say the least. Hazard is as “hazardous” as they come with the ball in his possession.

With such developed and strong programs to choose from, there is no question Hazard will be able to prosper significantly well over the next several seasons.