Winger Eden Hazard says that he regrets how Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea came to an end in 2015.
Filed: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 09:51 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 09:54 UK
Hazard and Mourinho helped the Blues to the Premier League title in 2015, but the Portuguese’s third campaign in his second spell at the club ended later that year after a prolonged run of poor form in the top flight.
A number of high-profile Chelsea players – including Hazard – failed to produce their best displays during that period, and the Belgium international has revealed that he has regrets over the situation.
The 27-year-old told HLN: “The last season under Mourinho was not pleasant anymore. We didn’t win, we got into a sort of routine, training-training without having fun, it was better for all parties that the collaboration came to an end.
“If I’m now asked one coach with whom I want to work again, then I say: Mourinho.
The playmaker added: “I do not regret many things in my career, but that I have not been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea anymore [is one]. We had a team to get a lot of prizes, but we just ended up in a negative spiral.”
Chelsea eventually ended the 2015-16 campaign in 10th position.
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