The Chelsea star revealed he is unaffected by the manager’s recent criticisms of his character.
Eden Hazard reacted to Maurizio Sarri’s recent criticisms of the wide forward, saying it “doesn’t matter” and that he’s just focused on playing football.
Following the team’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the Premier League, the chain-smoking Italian directed his ire at the Belgian attacker, saying he’s “not a leader” and more of an “individual”.
Hazard finally responded to the remarks after Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final second leg win over Spurs on penalties following a 2-2 draw on aggregate:
“I don’t care. I just play my football. It doesn’t matter what the manager said. I just focus on my football and want to do my best for this team,” Hazard told Sky Sports.
Sarri’s words had the desired effect in any case, getting a reaction from his star player on the pitch, as Hazard scored in the 2-1 win over Tottenham.
Hazard wasn’t even required in the penalty shoot-out, as Chelsea scored their first four from the spot after Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed two successive kicks.
The Blues will now face Manchester City in the final at Wembley on February 24th.