Chelsea’s Eden Hazard: I have no regrets over Stamford Bridge move

Chelsea's Eden Hazard says he has no regrets over his summer move to Stamford Bridge despite Roberto Di Matteo's sacking

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Eden Hazard scored 20 goals in 38 appearances for Lille last season Photo: Soccer.ru, via Wikimedia

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Eden Hazard insists he has no regrets about moving to Chelsea despite Roberto Di Matteo’s sacking.

The Belgium international was snapped up by the Champions League winners in the summer after much speculation surrounding the former Lille midfielder’s future.

Di Matteo, who was in charge when Hazard was signed, was sacked last month, with Rafael Benítez drafted in as the interim Chelsea boss.

But despite the managerial change at the west London outfit, Hazard, who has scored four goals so far this term, insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge.

“I knew before I came here where I was ‘putting my feet’ and the sort of club I was coming to. I knew that Chelsea was a club that changed its manager reasonably often,” Hazard told the Independent.

“Obviously I didn’t intend it to be that quick because Di Matteo was the person who signed me and I was looking forward to a relationship and working with him for some time. But, I don’t have any regrets.

“We have a new manager now and again it is about stressing we must try to get as high as we can up the table, go as far as we can in the cups, play well and win as many trophies as we can.

“I think it’s the first time it has happened to me in my career when a manager has gone. It’s never easy. It’s something that is part of football life. We have to put our disappointment to one side. Although I was sorry because he was the manager who signed me.”

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