Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed he will love to work with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho again. Hazard also admitted he feels guilty over how things ended for Mourinho at Chelsea.
Hazard admits the 2015/16 season was the worst season of his career and also revealed he was ‘totally out of shape’ after asking for extra holiday.
“In 12 years I’ve only had one bad season, the last six months under Mourinho and it was partly my own fault,” Hazard told Belgian media outlet HLN.
“After the title, we asked Mourinho for extra holidays. I came back totally out of shape.
“Mourinho’s image of an extremely defensive coach isn’t completely right. He is far from adventurous like Guardiola, but the season in which we became champions, we made many goals and played good games.
“The last season under Mourinho was not enjoyable.
“We didn’t win, we got into a sort of routine, training without having fun, it was better for all parties that we parted ways.
“But if I’m asked now about one coach with whom I want to work again, I would say Mourinho.”
Hazard believes Chelsea could have won more trophies under Mourinho if the team hadn’t fallen into a negative cycle that forced Mourinho’s departure in December 2015.
“I don’t regret many things in my career, but that I have not been able to work with Mourinho at Chelsea anymore is one of them,” Hazard added.
“We had a team that could win more trophies. We just ended up in a negative cycle.
“I sent him a message to say I was sorry he had gone and that I was sorry.
“We’d enjoyed all that success together, but this time we hadn’t.
“I felt a little bit guilty because I’d been Player of the Year. I’d been one of the most decisive players, and then I performed less.”