Eden Hazard rejected the possibility to affix Bayern Munich earlier than signing for Actual Madrid final summer time, in keeping with his former teammate Rob Inexperienced.
The Belgian attacker made a mega cash change to the Bernabeu earlier this yr after profitable one final trophy, the Europa League, for the Blues underneath Maurizio Sarri.
Inexperienced, who beforehand mentioned his confrontations with Sarri final season, informed the Athletic “Eden was one of many strongest characters within the dressing room and definitely the most effective participant.
“I bear in mind the 4-1 win over Cardiff early on [September 2018]. We had ten gamers taking part in Sarri-ball and Eden doing no matter he needed.
“He scored a hat-trick and was named man of the match. Sarri praised him as probably the greatest on this planet afterwards. However he’d achieved nothing he was informed to do.
“I used to be with Hilario [Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach] behind the dugout laughing. You may give you your inflexible plans however in case you have a man who’s that good, simply get him the ball, like for the West Ham purpose in April the place he ran by them.”
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By the tip of the season it was already well-known Hazard can be leaving Stamford Bridge, with Actual Madrid extensively assumed to be his vacation spot.
Nevertheless, there have been different choices for Chelsea’s star man, together with Bayern Munich.
“Eden dominated it out,” Inexperienced defined.
“He was like ‘I’m not going there as a result of my brother Thorgan is taking part in in Germany. It will flip into Eden Hazard and his brother’.
“He was principally saying that his brother might be referred to as Thorgan Hazard there fairly than solely be known as Eden Hazard’s brother.
“That would come throughout as a contact of vanity nevertheless it was truly a magnanimous factor to do.”