Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he doesn’t give everything in training to avoid being kicked during training.
The 26-year-old, who has been the most fouled player in the Premier League since 2014, admits he also takes it easy during training in order to recover from the knocks he takes in matches.
“Do I protect my legs in training? Yes, yes, yes! To be fair, in training I don’t give everything,” Hazard said.
“When we have drills, some people go crazy, but I don’t want to be kicked in training. I try to have a break.
“We don’t have many breaks in the season, so I try in training to have more of a rest, and then in the games I give everything.
“Do I get a lot of bruises? Yes. Sometimes I’m feeling a lot. I get a lot of fouls, a lot on my ankle.
“When I’m on the pitch I do receive kicks, but that is part of football and I’m not complaining.
“I do everything for my body when I’m at the training ground. I know my body is strong and I am working on that.
“It is important I do. I’m lucky to have good health, I take good care of my body the best I can.”