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Hazard: 'Chelsea is Not Made to Play Football'

  • ESPN FC, Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:48 PM

In an interview, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard seemed to criticize his coach Jose Mourinho’s tactics after his team was dumped out of the UEFA Champions League following a 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

When asked what his team lacked, the Belgium international replied: “I don't know what we lacked. After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did. It was an intense game, beautiful to watch with opportunities. I'm sad but logic has been respected because [Atletico] deserved to qualify.” He added: "Chelsea is not made to play football. We're good on the counter, a little bit like Real against Bayern.”

Hazard noted that with Mourinho’s tactics, “often, I'm asked to do it all by myself and it's not easy. It was a complicated game. It will be a lesson for us regarding next year.”

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