Mourinho heaps praise on his star Belgian winger.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been tackling a number of different topics in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, with the enigmatic Portuguese manager discussing a chat that he once had with the father of star man Eden Hazard.
Mourinho described how the player’s father had asked him not to change his son too much, whilst also making him into a more competitive and dedicated player, something that the Belgian seems to have taken on board if his recent performances for Chelsea are anything to go by:
“I had a conversation with his father. His father told me something that I loved. I don’t think it’s a problem to tell you. He said – ‘I have a wonderful son. He is a wonderful father. He is a wonderful husband. I want him to change, because I want him to be a wonderful player. But I don’t want him to change a lot.”
“I don’t want him to become – and he used the name of two or three players. I just want him to be the same husband, the same father, the same son, with a little but more tenacity, mental aggression, ambition, personal ego. A little bit more. And you are the guy to give it to him.”