Eden Hazard to Real Madrid: Belgium coach Marc Wilmots 'keen on player joining Real Madrid' from Chelsea

National team coach fears his main star will be burned out before Euro 2016

James Orr
Thursday 22 October 2015 07:20
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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard

Belgium's coach Marc Wilmots is understood to be keen on Eden Hazard leaving Chelsea to join Real Madrid.

The Telegraph have reported that the coach has fears that the player could suffer burnout at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, and be worn out by the time the European Championship finals kick off next summer.

The report adds that Wimots believes, privately, that a move to Real would allow the forward more freedom and a lighter work schedule.

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In addition, reports in France suggest that Hazard is seeking a move away from the Blues.

L’Equipe have reported that Hazard is not happy with life in London and in the Premier League, and the Belgian has already confided to family and friends, plus some international team-mates, that he wants to leave the club.

The report comes in the same week that Hazard seemed to 'like' a post on Instagram linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho dropped Hazard for the Blues 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, and said afterwards it was a "tactical decision", and not because of the forward's poor form this season. He returned to the XI for the goalless draw at Dinamo Kiev in the Champions League last night.

"It was a tactical decision. We needed midfield players to be concerned with being solid," Mourinho said.

"I continue that way [leaving Hazard out] or he comes in our direction, and tries to play that way.

"I told players this is not the moment to think about personal situation, or moan, to be selfish.

"This is a moment for the team. I asked them to look at the picture in a different way. I have to try bring results back.

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