Maurizio Sarri has said that he is looking forward to working with Eden Hazard once the Belgian returns to training.
The Chelsea number 10 is currently recuperating on holiday after taking a starring role at this summer’s World Cup.
Such has been his performances in Russia, along with Cristiano Ronaldo’s mega money move to Juventus, Hazard has been strongly linked in the last days with making a big money of his own to replace the Portuguese at Real Madrid.
Despite that, Sarri has avoided talking about the speculation surrounding his star player, insisting he is hoping to work with him on the pitch, and even improve him, much like his did with Hazard’s Belgium teammate Dries Mertens at Napoli:
“I was not talking about having fun in a press conference, but on the pitch and during the week and want to win matches,” Sarri told a press conference.
“Hazard is a high level player and I think he is one of the top two or three European players.
“I would like to have fun during the week with him, this would mean good results and being competitive at the end of the season.
“I hope I will manage to improve him, this is very difficult as he is at a high level.
“With Mertens it is different. Dries had been an external striker, everybody thought by necessity he became a high level player.
“Two top players, I hope I will improve Hazard too, but this will be very difficult.”