After Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, a solid point gained on the rest of our top-four rivals even if it could’ve (should’ve?) been more), Eden Hazard confirmed his and Chelsea’s Champions League intentions, sounding confident in our chances of reaching Europe’s upper echelon once again.
It’s only about halfway through answering the question in his post-match interview with Sky Sports that Eden seems to realize the semi-hidden meaning behind it, and leaves his answer wide open for interpretation as to whether his Champions League ambitions are set to continue alongside Chelsea’s or perhaps opposite ours in the colors of Real Madrid, as everyone expects.
“Chelsea has to play in the Champions League every year. It’s one of biggest clubs in the world, and for myself also I want to play in the Champions League, and we will.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Sky via Goal
That cheeky wink at the end is classic Hazard.
Thanks to Spurs and Arsenal both losing this weekend, Chelsea’s point gained today is certainly not the worst outcome. We — and thus Eden Hazard himself — remain in control of our destiny.
“A good day but could be better. We came here thinking about winning the game, a draw is not a bad result for us but I think if we believe a bit more in our chances we can score another goal. We now have two games and we will try and be in the top four.”
“We started slowly but today we had a reaction and scored our goal. I don’t remember one chance for them in second half and yes we just played a good game. The game was hard, in a good way, this Man Utd — Chelsea game is always tough.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Sky via BBC
Onwards and upwards, hopefully with Hazard in tow.