Haz­ard: I’m no longer un­touch­able

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Eden Haz­ard ad­mits he is no longer un­touch­able at Chelsea af­ter a string of un­der­whelm­ing per­for­mances this cam­paign.

The Bel­gium in­ter­na­tional was one of the best per­form­ers in the Premier League last term and won a host of in­di­vid­ual tro­phies as he helped Chelsea to the league ti­tle.

How­ever, he has been un­able to repli­cate that form in 2015-16 so far and has re­ceived his fair share of crit­i­cism in re­cent weeks.

Haz­ard re­cently ac­knowl­edged that he has been strug­gling this sea­son and he now be­lieves he is no longer an undis­puted starter.

“It is true that I am no longer un­touch­able. You can be un­touch­able when you are play­ing well, but that has not been the case this sea­son,” the 24-year-old was quoted as say­ing by La Derniere Heure.

“I was even benched against Porto. I think the coach wanted to send out a mes­sage by drop­ping me.

“But we have a large squad at Chelsea and we will need ev­ery­one.”

Chelsea’s poor run of form has seen man­ager Jose Mour­inho’s po­si­tion come un­der threat, but Haz­ard re­mains con­fi­dent the Por­tuguese can turn things around.

“I do not read ev­ery­thing that he says and ev­ery­thing that is be­ing writ­ten about him, but I am not wor­ried too much for him,” he added.

“Mour­inho is the best coach in the world to deal with this kind of pres­sure.”

Eden Haz­ard

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