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Eden Hazard fires dig at Conte and Sarri’s time at Chelsea

Eden Hazard has criticised Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri by conceding that he had ‘less pleasure’ playing under the both at Chelsea.

The Belgium international, who signed for Real Madrid in the summer window, won the Premier League title and the FA Cup under Conte.

Whilst during Sarri’s one season in charge at the club, Eden Hazard won the Europa League by beating Arsenal in the final.

But after his move to Real Madrid, Hazard concedes that he is happier due to the training schedule that the coach Zinedine Zidane has put in place.

‘Our training [at Real Madrid] is always with the ball, working on movement and patterns,’ Hazard told Sport/Foot Magazine.

‘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.’

Eden Hazard also admitted that he did put on weight before he reported back for pre-season training with Real Madrid.

‘It is true. I will not hide it,’ he said. ‘When I am on holiday, I am on holiday.

‘I gained five kilos in summer. I am one of those who gain quickly and lose quickly if I pay attention. When I was 18, at Lille, I weighed 72 or 73 kilos.

‘Then, when I gained muscle mass, I went to 75. On a bad day, 77. This summer I gained 80 kilos. I lost everything in ten days.’

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