Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has responded to Belgium international manager Marc Wilmots allegedly telling Eden Hazard to quit the club and join Real Madrid, the Daily Express reports.
Hazard picked up the PFA Player of the Year award last season for his efforts in helping Chelsea to a league and cup double, but so far this term has struggled to replicate the same kind of form (via Express).
The 24-year-old was dropped to the bench for last weekend’s victory over Aston Villa, with Mourinho citing his concern over conceding too many goals as his reason for leaving him out (via Express).
A recent report earlier in the week stated that Wilmots wants the forward to quit Stamford Bridge to join Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he would enjoy more freedom on the pitch and a lighter schedule off of it.
Understandably, the comments sis not go down well with Mourinho, who responded: “The national team is the national team and the coach is the coach.
“When Hazard is in the national team I don’t open my mouth. Ever. But some people don’t have the same ethics and comment when the players are at the club.”