Chelsea star Eden Hazard was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid during the summer after an impressive World Cup with Belgium.
A move to Spain failed to materialise and Hazard has now admitted he wanted to leave Stamford Bridge during summer to fulfill his dream of playing in Spain.
“I will tell you the truth. After the World Cup I wanted to leave because my dream is to play in Spain,” Hazard told BT Sport.
“Then I spoke to the board and the manager and I said ‘I can stay no problem’. The new manager has come in and we are enjoying playing with him and I’m happy I stayed. I’ve got three years on my contract left.”
Hazard, who has started the season brilliantly for Chelsea, also admitted he can spend the rest of his career at Chelsea.
Asked if he can spend the rest of career at Stamford Bridge, Hazard replied: ‘Yes for sure, but also the possibility is that I can leave also.
“I love the club, the fans, the city and my team-mates, I think, love me so it’s easy to stay. But if I leave or if I stay I will be happy.
“This club is now part of my life so we will see.”
Hazard also hailed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as one of the best managers in the world and revealed Sarri asked him to add more goals to his game.
“We have a good dressing room. There is not a lot of egos so to come here it is easy,” Hazard added.
“He is one of the best managers in the world. He just asked me to score goals. I will try to score 20 and then maybe we can improve.”
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