Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has heavily criticised Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, claiming he would “kick him up and down the training pitch” if they were team-mates.
The Belgium international appeared to issue the Blues with a veiled threat that he could leave Stamford Bridge when telling French daily newspaper Le Parisien it would be “difficult” to turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Hazard has endured an atrocious season with Chelsea, struggling to stay fit and delivering poor performances, and Keane refused to hold back when discussing his recent comments.
The former Republic of Ireland international told ITV Sport: “I can’t understand these players, he signed an extension of five years only last year, when we saw how brilliant he was. And then he’s coming out with all that nonsense on the eve of a big game.
“If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch. Some of the senior players have got to get hold of him. He’s a talented boy, but his attitude is like a spoilt child. It was absolutely ridiculous.
“You don’t mind some players sometimes being moody, or having their head turned if they think they might be moving, but once you go on that pitch you’ve still got your pride.
“You’re playing for your team-mates, for your club, for your supporters, for your family. You’ve got to go out and perform, and be moody after the game if need be.”