- Hazard scored twice in Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United
- Belgian was pressed on whether or not he was disappointed not to bag hat-trick
- Provided great response to dismiss talk of problem with Conte’s decision
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After putting in a star performance in Chelsea’s win over Newcastle United on Saturday, Sky Sports seemed keen to create a talking point over Eden Hazard.
The Belgian ace scored twice in the win and had chances to bag a hat-trick, but he was denied further opportunities in the closing stages of the game as Antonio Conte opted to replace him.
With Chelsea back in action against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night in the Champions League, it’s no surprise that Conte took the opportunity to rest key players at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but Hazard was still pressed on whether or not he was frustrated he didn’t stay on to try and get his third.
Aside from initially having a dig at Cesc Fabregas by joking that he had already ruined the Spaniard’s chances of registering another assist by missing a great opportunity, he also made it very clear that he understood the decision and wasn’t bothered by it as he was adamant it was “no problem”, as seen in the tweet below.
“No it’s not a problem for me. At least we won the game and that’s the most important thing.”
When asked again if he was disappointed, Hazard responded: “I think all the players want to play, we play on Tuesday so rest is sometimes good.”
The 26-year-old is in fine form this season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 18 appearances in all competitions, and he’ll continue to be a crucial figure for the Blues moving forward in their bid to win major trophies this season.
WATCH: Is Eden Hazard frustrated he didn’t bag a hat-trick?
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