Everyone was talking about how arrogant Hazard was during his transfer, and about how 'a player with that kind of attitude wouldn't be welcome at United' or other such crap. I've never understood this, and apparently neither has Chris Cohen.
I've always been curious as to why Hazard has gotten such a bad rap about his twitter usage; it's not really been negative at all. His only ever comment that might be perceived as arrogant is that he could choose between the two Manchester teams and Chelsea, and that was only stating a fact. I'm very happy that someone's finally come out said it, because the media has just been entirely slanderous about his attitude, being far too critical. This is part of the reason why I'm so happy that Hazard is doing so well, so quickly, aside from the... you know, the making us win part.
Anyway, here's what Chris had to say:
"In fact, I remember over the summer months, quite a lot of disapproving head shaking and fist waving being directed towards Mr Hazard for his tweeting habits. The media and fans of clubs all over the country were outraged at his perceived arrogance and egotistical attitude to announcing which club he would be joining. In actual fact, looking back at his timeline, it really was rather factual in content. He started with a rather chatty and very polite:
'good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. Thanks'
And followed that with an incredibly cryptic (to tabloid crossword readers at least):
'I'm signing for the Champions League Winner.'
Quite what all the fuss was about I don't know. After all, whilst all this was going on I'm pretty sure another midfielder at some other west London club was tweeting about how bad the England team were, banging on about his hatred for TOWIE for the 500th time and copying and pasting a deep and emotional epitaph he found on a website littered with pictures of kittens. I'm pretty sure Chelsea's number 17 is something of a better player too."