The Belgian ace has not been at his best since leaving Stamford Bridge Stadium, but the memories he gave Chelsea fans will live on.
Former Super Eagles star, John Mikel Obi, has retired from football, but still found time to reveal several events that the sports world was unaware of.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner has revealed that former Chelsea star, Eden Harzard, is the lackluster footballer he has trained with while at Stamford Bridge.
The quick-footed forward moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2012 for a fee in the region of £32 million, and he has since given the club’s supporters plenty to shout about.
The forward’s numerous goals and impressive performance were vital in many victories. The Belgian scored 110 goals in 352 appearances for the Blues during his stint with the London Club.
The then-Chelsea star won the Premier League player of the season in 2014–15 with a total of 14 goals and 9 assists in domestic league action.
“Chelsea sent me to Lyn Oslo and nobody knew this. Chelsea was looking after me, and my family and was paying my school fees when I was in Norway… When Sir Alex Ferguson heard, he flew to Norway with a pre-contract…”
– John Mikel Obi pic.twitter.com/k9YtyTixuo
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The Nigerian star, however, discusses the routines of his old team and the competition among the players for spots in the starting eleven.
“I never knew what training meant to these guys until I joined Chelsea. The way they play in games, the way they train; there are tackles flying in, there are fights in training, like proper boxing in training, because everybody wants to be in the starting eleven,” he spoke with Dubaiye Radio.
The 35-year-old did, however, admit that Hazard was the least motivated during practice. Despite this, the Belgian striker consistently performs at his best on the field.
“He never trains, the laziest footballer I have ever seen in my life. Then he will produce on the weekend and he is Man of the Match. He will come with his trophy and be like ‘you see?’,” he added.
Real Madrid was intrigued by Hazard’s spectacular performance and, for a sum of €100 million, acquired his signing as the ideal successor for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since his move to Santiago Bernabéu, the attacker has only scored four league goals in four seasons.