Eden Hazard, preparing for his probable final appearance after seven years at Chelsea, has declined to play for another English club and has promised to reach a high with winning the Europa League.
A deal It is still necessary to reach an agreement with the long-standing referee Real Madrid. However, as Hazard has no interest in extending its contract beyond 2020, Chelsea will continue the negotiations to reach a value of nearly £ 1
"It's a European competition for me, for the club, for the coach, for the fans, it's something important," said Hazard. "When you play a final, it does not matter if it's the Champions League, the Europa League or the League Cup, you just want to win. If it's my last game, I hope to get the trophy. My first trophy at Chelsea was the Europa League, so it would be a nice last trophy. "
Hazard suggested he would not talk about his future until an agreement was reached. "Nothing happened at the moment, so I can not say anything, it's in the hands of the clubs, but I can put it aside, I just made it during a full season and I played reasonably well, so I stay in that mode : I'm just thinking about football, and we'll see what happens after the final. "
He won two Premier League titles, a League Cup and a FA Cup, along with the 2013 Europa League, while at Chelsea. When he asked if he could ever play for another club in England, he replied emphatically, "No chance, no chance," he said, "I'm a Blauer, it means a lot to me Do not play this country for another club.
"If you play for Chelsea, at the start of the season, people will look at what trophies we can have at the end of May, and we lost the EFL Cup final two months ago the season So let's focus on this tournament. It is important. "
Arsenal was one of the options that Hazard had considered in the summer of 2012, when he wanted to switch to an excellent game in Lille in the Premier League. Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United have also registered interest, and Arsène Wenger spoke with the then agent of the player, only to turn Hazard's head after the triumph of Chelsea in the Champions League final in Munich.
"I think I did the right thing," Hazard said. "I talked to the owner [Roman Abramovich] and [the manager] Roberto Di Matteo, and we talked about football. I had Didier Drogba on the phone, and [his Lille teammate] Joe Cole told me about this club, that it was the best club for me.
"I was a bit scared when I came because Didier left immediately and if you have Didier in the team, you win a cup. But in the end I played with top players. If you look at my seven years at Chelsea, we have done something amazing together. We won cups and I'm just happy. When I came here, I was a baby. Now I am a big man.
This season was, at least statistically speaking, the best for Hazard, though the player saw the displays that helped Chelsea claim the title under José Mourinho in 2015 as his best in the club. "I've been more consistent this year," he said. "It's not a good season for me to score 40 goals. I want to win something at the end of the season. I do not think this was my best season: it was 50/50, sometimes happy, sometimes not. I think I can improve.
"When you look at XI Manchester City's launch, they can compete against any of their 22 players. If you look at Chelsea, we can not play with 22 players, so that's the difference. They did not change manager during the summer, as we did. Sometimes you need time to adapt to a new manager. But if you see the results, we have taken the top three places in the Premier League, reached the League Cup final and reached the final of the Europa League. If we win, the season can still be good.
"Not perfect because you want to fight for the league and the FA Cup. But the way we play has improved in the last two months and although we had some injuries and bad news, we are mentally strong. If we go to Baku with a strong attitude to the game, we can do something good there. "