Chelsea star Eden Hazard has dropped fresh hints that he will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, claiming that he is enjoying his football under a coach who has the same footballing beliefs as him. 

The Belgian winger, who is out of contract at Stamford Bridge in 2020, has been heavily linked with a move to European champions ​Real Madrid for the last couple of seasons.

Los Blancos, surprisingly, haven’t looked too eager in luring the player from the Bridge, and are reportedly waiting for the price to drop. Amid the rumours, Hazard has taken it upon himself to complicate the situation even further and hailed his coach, Maurizio Sarri.

The Belgian said, “The manager likes possession! He’s a lot about statistics. Numbers. Possession. Shooting. Goal opportunity,” as quoted by TalkSport.

“In the past we used to play more counter-attack. It is different with Sarri than with (Antonio) Conte and (Jose) Mourinho. Sometimes we keep possession, and I understand the fans want us to go forward [more directly], but it is part of the football.”

“We are still learning about his concept. We are doing well. I like this kind of football. Sarri is a great manager. He’s an old man [60, meaning experienced] but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football,” he concluded. 

Eden Hazard has been in scorching form under the Italian this season, scoring 15 times and providing 10 assists in 31 games across all competitions. 

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