In a recent interview, John-Obi Mikel has made a revealing statement about Eden Hazard’s discipline at Chelsea from years ago. Hazard’s current situation at Real Madrid can better be explained by looking at what John-Obi Mikel said during a recent interview.
Mikel was at Chelsea when Hazard was a young star. Back then, he enjoyed the virtues of his youth as he didn’t need to do much to showcase his skill because when you are early in your career as a footballer, it’s easier to withstand a game for 90 minutes.
However, the biggest stars are the ones who understand that getting to the highest level requires the utmost dedication. In the Nigerian’s account, Hazard never understood that. But it never took anything away from the incredible level of god-given talent he had. From his words, one can tell that John-Obi Mike is slightly jealous of Hazard’s skill, [Lol].
John-Obi Mikel On Hazard’s Lack Of Discipline
Here is the shocking admission the Nigerian international made on his former Chelsea teammate while on an interview with The Athletic;
“I’ve always said that Hazard is one of the most gifted players, he had it all: speed, power, skill, technique … He was right behind Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. But only if he wanted to. He sometimes said, ‘Yes. I want to be so good, I can be. Not as good as Messi because he’s from another planet, but I think I can be close to Cristiano and even better.’
“Those were the words that came out of his mouth, but he is not that dedicated. He doesn’t train well, he’s the worst training player I’ve ever played with. Hazard would arrive on Saturday and win the game for us, he was the man of the match. But on Monday and on Tuesday, he was in training and it was like he wasn’t there. Standing, wandering. Everybody fighting, screaming in the games and he didn’t do any of that. But you saw him on the pitch, how good he was. .. It’s not fair that some people are so talented!”
Eden Hazard is currently sidelined for Real Madrid with a pressing ankle injury! Get well soon Mr. Hazard, the footballing world misses you!