Despite rumours dating back to the middle of the season that his departure from Chelsea was a near-certainty, Eden Hazard is kind of sure he’s not leaving Stamford Bridge next year. But he did leave the door open just a crack for the possibility of departing.
According to the Metro, Hazard stated with certainty that he will be starting in Euro 2016 representing Belgium. However, he was slightly less certain of his future at Stamford Bridge, giving himself only a 99 percent change of returning.
‘If I tell you I’m staying at Chelsea with 100 percent certainty, this is not the case,’ the Belgian captain said.
‘For now, I’m 100 percent sure I’ll compete at the Euros. After, I will think of Chelsea. But I want to finish well at the club. So like Thibaut (Courtois), I will be at Chelsea 99 percent next season.
‘We all know my season. I will not repeat, it was bad. But now it’s over and I’m focusing for the Euro.
‘The last game where I gave everything was against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. After that I was injured. And this is where the season has just ended for Chelsea.
‘So I took my time to get back to fitness. I will attack the challenge of the European Championship in full possession of my faculties.’
The 25-year-old Chelsea star has reportedly been the subject of massive bids from the European giants Real Madrid and PSG after a brutal 2015-16 campaign.
Hazard was the Premier League Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season as he led Chelsea to the League Cup and Premier League titles. However, his follow-up campaign was disastrous as he failed to find the back of the net in a Premier League match until April. During that incredible drought, Chelsea dropped to the bottom-half of the table and manager Jose Mourinho was fired.
The Belgian attacker has been named Belgium’s captain for Euro 2016 in place of the injured Vincent Kompany.
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