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Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted he didn’t enjoy playing under Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard’s final three seasons at Chelsea were spent under the guidance of Conte and Sarri, two managers known for their tactical discipline and strict training-ground methods.
Hazard told Sport/Foot Magazine: “Our training (at Real Madrid) is always with the ball, working on movement and patterns.
“When you meet Italian coaches you have much less pleasure.
“It is more framed and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years with Italian managers so rediscovering this pleasure does me good.”
Hazard also revealed Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane called him for the first time after Euro 2016.
He added: “I didn’t talk much with him (before joining).
“The first time was during the 2016 European Championship in France. He called me and said: ‘It would be good if you came.’
“When Zidane calls you, it’s serious.”