Eden Hazard: Playing Under Antonio Conte Not Always Nice As A Forward

Eden Hazard: Playing Under Antonio Conte Not Always Nice As A Forward
Sep 20, 2017

Chelsea News

Eden Hazard has revealed why playing under Antonio Conte is ‘not easy’. The Italian took over from Guus Hiddink following the Dutchman’s caretaker role after José Mourinho was dismissed for leading the club into a relegation fight.

Conte went on to win the Premier League in his first attempt and narrowly missed out on the double after defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup final and Hazard says the 48-year-old still has some ‘good years ahead of him’.

“Even after a week, I think I had progressed with him,” the Belgian said via the Daily Mail“I think he’s shown not just at Chelsea but also at Juventus that he’s a good coach and I think he has some good years ahead of him.

Hazard, who missed the opening of the Premier League due to suffering an ankle injury, is set to start in Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest this evening as he continues his recovery. Despite being given more freedom under Conte last year, especially in the Blues’ 3-4-3 system, the winger says playing under his boss ‘isn’t nice for a forward’.

“There is a lot of tactics. It’s not always nice as a forward as you have to run, defend and everything, but at least at the weekend, you know exactly what to do, you can even close your eyes and play. That’s good.”

“We work a lot. It’s not always easy in training, there are a lot of hours of training, but it bears fruit on the pitch. We play well, we won last year. You can see that that’s the key to success.”

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