Eden Hazard’s interview with RMC may be from a couple months ago, but because the documentary for which it was conducted is airing now, it’s considering current news. But in a way, Hazard really isn’t saying anything he hasn’t said before and other than rumors claiming that “the decision” is to leave Chelsea, he’s not actually saying one way or another.
Once a teaser, always a teaser.
“I know what I’m going to do. I have decided. For now, the only thing to think about is playing well for Chelsea.
”I have a year-and-a-half left on my contract, everyone knows. My decision will be known soon, but it’s not something that affects my mind. I think about it, but without thinking about it. When I’m in the field, I just want to play. We’ll see what happens after.
“I do not know [when I will reveal the decision], we’ll see. I will wait for the right moment.”
-Eden Hazard; RMC via Football.London
When you’ve run out of things to say, you say BS nonsense like “I think about it but without thinking about it”. That’s so ... deep, man, like ... wow ... far out, dude. What is the meaning of consciousness anyway and our role in the universe? Are we just a cosmic accident? Is space-time as we know it just life flashing before the eyes of an ant about to be squashed by a five-dimensional quantum giant?
#Transversales ⚽— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) February 6, 2019
"Je me suis décidé, je sais ce que je veux faire. Ma décision sera bientôt connue... "
Alors, partira ou ne partira pas de #Chelsea ? @hazardeden10 laisse encore planer le mystère sur son avenir pic.twitter.com/nLCdo7nKBw
At the start of the season, Hazard said he wouldn’t make “the decision” until much later in the year, when he sees how the season goes, what the club’s ambitions may be, and so on. If he’s made up his mind already, perhaps he meant that he won’t reveal it until later, which is what he’s saying now. For all intents and purposes, there may be no difference between the two paths.
#cfc will demand more than £100m from Real Madrid for #Hazard if they try to sign him this summer. Hazard is not interested in going anywhere else so if fee isn't agreed, then he will stay at Chelsea. More here: https://t.co/L1iMXtSa7U— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) February 6, 2019
Or perhaps he’s just waiting for Real Madrid to make a move, which they appear to have still never done and may never do, especially if reports that their primary target is Neymar are true. The Mail (and others) claim Chelsea would ask for at least £100m, while last summer the supposed asking price was north of €200m. Everyone’s just guessing, but we can probably rest assured that it would be a significant amount either way.
Eden Hazard's dream move to Real Madrid 'could be scuppered by their interest in Neymar' as Chelsea slap a huge £100m price tag on forward https://t.co/3vpejEM4U4— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) February 7, 2019
So sorry, Eden. You might be stuck with us. Our time together on this mortal coil is brief either way; we might as well enjoy it.