The Grass Isn’t Always Greener On The Other Side, Chelsea Legend Warns Hazard

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The long debate about Eden Hazard’s long-awaited move to Real Madrid is finally over as Chelsea and Real Madrid have reached an agreement for the 28-year-old Belgium star.

Hazard leaves Chelsea after seven years at the club, and the Belgian leaves Stamford Bridge as a fan favourite and will forever have a special place in the hearts of Chelsea fans. He played 352 games for the club, the 23rd highest total in our history, and scored 110 goals, the ninth most.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has warned Hazard that “sometimes the grass isn’t greener”, with the former Blue saying the Belgian could face a few “tough” years at rebuilding Real Madrid.

“It may be surprising to a lot of people

[but]

I’m delighted for him,” Nevin told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Absolutely really happy for the guy, he wanted that.

“He’s given seven years to that club and he has been stunning through those seven years.

“His behaviour has been impeccable, he is the most skilful player I think has ever played for Chelsea Football Club.

“Certainly among the very few, three or four greatest players that’s ever played for the football club as well.

“He’s given all those years to it, good luck to him in his next adventure, he deserves it.

“Do you know what, I think most Chelsea fans would feel exactly the same way about it.

“Boy we will miss him and we’ll miss his skills, being able to see them in the Premier League. But you have to live with it and go forward.

“I just like the fact that the good guys now and again are allowed to shine and be special, and I liked his personality as well.

“Well done Eden, I hope you have a good time at Real Madrid.

“I’ll just say one thing: sometimes the grass isn’t greener.

“And I’ll tell you what, Real Madrid might be a tough one for the next few years.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.

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