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Chelsea’s Eden Hazard admits he regrets Kevin De Bruyne’s Blues exit

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has spoken to French newspaper L’Equipe about the departure of his fellow Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne from Stamford Bridge last season.

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The 24-year-old is a big fan of his fellow countryman’s abilities, praising his form since making the move to Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg in last January’s transfer window.

De Bruyne, 23, has really caught the eye this term with an impressive record of 14 goals and 21 assists for Wolfsburg in all competitions, sparking recent rumours reported by the Metro that he could become a summer transfer target for Manchester City.

With so much competition for places at Chelsea from players like Hazard, Oscar and Willian in the attacking midfield positions, it is perhaps little surprise that the player did not get many opportunities to showcase his talent before eventually being offloaded.

Hazard, however, feels it is a shame that his colleague was sold, stating his opinion that he was good enough to get into the Chelsea team already.

“He is a great player,” the former Lille star said. “Mourinho decided to let him go and not play him. It was not my decision, even though I know very well that he could play at Chelsea because he has tremendous qualities.

“I think at Chelsea, you have more pressure than Wolfsburg. It’s a shame he’s gone but he’ll have a successful career.”

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