EDEN SAYS HE HAZ WHAT IT TAKES TO COPE
Stimac Real upset at Luka’s lack of games
“Beyond the result, I am happy with that first test. It’s very fast and it’s a perfect style of play for my qualities.
“I’m here to play these very intense games. In France, it could be intense during ten or 15 minutes but the match can then go quiet. Here, it is always at the maximum.
“I was stopped by big tackles, but people have always tried to stop me playing hard. When it’s fair like that, it’s OK.”
Hazard also reckoned Blues fans would finally see the best of £50m man Fernando Torres, who scored the opener against City.
He added: “It was a CROATIA’S head coach is disappointed Andre Villas-Boas is not picking Luka Modric, but expects the unsettled playmaker to complete his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid soon.
Modric has had plenty of transfer speculation this summer, but no club has got near the £40million price tag.
The midfielder refused to travel with Spurs on their US tour and hasn’t played any other of their pre-season games.
That has not gone down well with national head coach Igor Stimac, who plans to give the 26-year-old his first game of the summer today when Croatia face Switzerland in Split. “He has not played any matches this summer and I don’t like the situation at all,” said Stimac.
The former West Ham defender great finish, and there’s a lot more will come.
“Fernando is one of the best strikers in the world – quick and powerful and efficient in front of goal.”
Hazard is expected to make his Premier League debut against Wigan this weekend.
Gael Kakuta wants to end his nightmare spell at Chelsea and return to France.
Kakuta has made just
is confident is leaving White Hart Lane adding: “Modric will end up signing for Madrid before the market shuts.”
Tottenham already appear to be planning for life without Modric.
The Londoners signed Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim and are after Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.
But their bids for Uruguay striker Gaston Ramirez and France keeper Hugo Lloris have been knocked back.
Ramirez’s agent Pablo Betancourt said: “The deal didn’t go through because Spurs offered too low a wage to the player.
“If they sell Modric the deal could be done, otherwise Ramirez will stay another year at Bologna.” CHELSEA new boy Eden Hazard says he’s got what it takes to cope with the physical needs of the Premier League.
The £32million summer signing lasted 71 minutes of his debut as the Champions League winners were beaten 3-2 by Man City in the Community Shield last weekend.
But the Belgium playmaker, 21, reckons he could excel at the Blues after his bigmoney move from Lille.
He said: “I’ve already found what I came for in England – beautiful stadium, beautiful pitch, big atmosphere and a very competitive match. one league start for the Blues since his controversial move from Lens in 2007.
The 21-year-old has spent much of his time out on loan and now wants to return home.
He thinks a move back to France will give him a better chance of playing more regular first-team football.
He said: “It’s better for me to leave the club and find one where I could play matches.
“This is an important moment of my career. I need to play.”
Chelsea were banned from signing players for two transfer windows in 2009 after FIFA found the Blues guilty of inducing Kakuta to breach his contract.
The courts cleared the London club afterwards of any wrongdoing.
HAZARD WARNING: Eden Hazard thinks the English game is perfect for him