Date Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 3:34
Eden Hazard says he was "less happy" under Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte because they are "more rigid and repetitive."
Hazard was associated with a move to West London for several years before finally joining Real Madrid for a fee of € 100 million (£ 85.9 million) in the summer.
The Belgian star joined Lille's Chelsea in 2012, but said he was much more enjoying training at Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane – which was one of the main reasons he joined the Spanish team.
And Hazard revealed that he didn't enjoy working with the two Italian coaches at Stamford Bridge as much as he did with others.
"In practice we are always using the ball … there are movements and short courses," Hazard said Sport magazine.
“When you meet Italian coaches like me (Conte, Sarri …), you are less happy.
“They are more rigid and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years with Italian coaches to rediscover this pleasure again makes me happy. "
About Zidane's influence in signing Real Madrid, Hazard added: "I didn't talk to him much (before joining).
“The first time was during the 2016 European Championship in France. He called me and said, "It would be nice if you came."
"When Zidane calls you, it's serious!"