Martinez advises Hazard to leave Chelsea
“It could be the best time for Hazard to try something different; he could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career,” Martinez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Tuesday.
World Cup knockout football is not easy, but we have a great atmosphere and this team never gives up. Thank you for your support everyone, we needed it yesterday. Quarter finals we’re coming, we are #REDTOGETHER 🇧🇪 #fifaworldcup #family 😈 pic.twitter.com/0LbeOrsyS5— Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) July 3, 2018
Hazard shined with the national team under Martinez’s command at 2018 World Cup in Russia, they finished the tournament at the third position for the first time in the nation’s history.
The manager praised Hazard, saying “He could fit in at any team in the world. He is a player who has maturity and a lot of leadership. His play is based on talent.”
Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012 after successful five years at the first team of his childhood club, Lille, leading the club to win the French League and the French Cup in 2011.
Since 2012, Hazard established himself as one of the key players at the club leading them to achieve 2013 UEFA Europa League, 2018 FA Cup, 2015 Football League Cup and two Premier League titles in 2015 and 2017.
Martinez added: “Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it's a good time for Chelsea and for Eden to split.”