- Eden Hazard has been a long-term target for Real Madrid
- On his part, the Belgian has not hid his desire to join the La Liga giants
- Maurizio Sarri has now demanded more from the former Lille star on the football pitch, stating that Hazard must work harder
Chelsea boss, Maurizio Sarri, has hit out at Eden Hazard, disclosing that the Belgian playmaker is stifling his side.
Hazard has been impressive for the Blues this season even as his future at the club comes under close scrutiny.
However, according to a UK Metro report, Sarri has demanded more from Hazard, insisting he has to do more on the pitch.
The former Napoli tactician further took issue with Hazard's positional discipline and leadership qualities, claiming the Belgian is not fulfilling his potential.
Whereas the Italian admitted the 25-year-old is one of the best footballers, he was quick to warn him his desire to roam and drop deep is hurting the team and himself.
"You know very well that Eden is a wonderful player but he is an individual player. He is an instinctive player," the UK Metro quoted Sarri.
"For him it’s very difficult to play only in one position. He likes to go to the ball, he wants the ball on the feet and so for him I think it’s very difficult to play as a striker but it’s very difficult to play also as a winger," he added.
Earlier, Hazard had confessed how he has been frustrating past and present managers since moving to Stamford Bridge.
According to a UK Sun report, the Belgian star, who was reacting to Maurizio Sarri outburst after Arsenal defeat stressed the managers were demanding too much from him.
"I’ve frustrated all my managers and now I’m still frustrating Sarri. I frustrated Mourinho. They think I need to score more, do more of this or that. And the next coach, I’ll frustrate him too,” Hazard noted.