Eden Hazard was kicked many times in the game against Manchester United, and it’s now a regular thing for opponents to foul the Chelsea star many times in a game, but Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stressed that it’s very difficult to stop the Belgian.
“Eden is showing great football but also great character and great personality in every game. He’s growing a lot in this aspect. For him it’s fantastic, and also for the team,” Conte said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Stoke City.
“Hazard is a type of player that is very difficult to stop. People try to stop him in a good and bad way, but I’m not worried about this. Eden is very strong physically, and he has showed me he is able to play in this league, which is very strong physically. He is not tall, but he is strong!”
“For the referee it’s right to always make the best decision, and for the players to have respect of the opponent and of football. I repeat: we play football. Then, I know, during the game you can get kicked. It’s normal, this, but the referee must pay great attention to try to respect the rules of football, because football is a great sport.”