Antonio Conte has told Eden Hazard to light 'sacred fires' if he is to match Cristiano Ronaldo
Diciembre 08, 2017, 10:29
Real Madrid have reportedly made 'secret' contact with Chelsea's Eden Hazard, via Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez.
Hazard has previously spoken of his desire to be crowned the world's best player, and knows his chances of winning it will improve tenfold in the Spanish capital.
Following the Pensioners' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, which was enough to see them through to the next phase of the competition, albeit in second place, Gary Lineker asked Rio Ferdinand, his BT Sport colleague on the night, what it was like facing him back in his playing days. According to the Mirror, the player had rejected the latest £300k-a-week deal put on the table by Chelsea, knowing that Spanish super club Real Madrid are interested in acquiring his services. They find themselves fourth in the table, eight points behind their eternal rivals Barcelona.
"But I donâ€™t think that Eden is at the peak of his career yet".
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Essien further added "He can always create something to do something with the ball. They are great players who have a lot of space for improvement and it will be great to keep them", he told reporters.
The 26-year-old scored either side of half-time in the west London side's 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge last weekend to take his tally to five Premier League goals this term.
'More seriously, for now, we have a manager who's there, and he isn't a small one either. He won't refuse to play for a full two years and then frankly who would want a player that out of shape and match fitness anyways. He makes goals for himself or others. I think he is only motivated about playing football.