New Chelsea FC signing makes admission about Eden Hazard
Ross Barkley has admitted that he is already learning from Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC since his move from Everton
Ross Barkley has admitted that the opportunity to play with the likes of Eden Hazard at Chelsea FC was too good to turn down.
Barkley became Chelsea’s first signing of the January transfer window at the turn of the year when he signed a five-and-a-half year contract with the Blues after agreeing to leave boyhood club Everton.
The 24-year-old has now linked up with his new team-mates at Chelsea and has been getting used to life in London over the last few days.
Barkley was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer transfer window but the switch did not materialise, before he finally put pen to paper this month.
And the England midfielder admits that getting the chance to play alongside former PFA player of the year Hazard was an opportunity not to be missed.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Barkley said: “I had never thought about leaving Everton over the years but it was getting to a point where I felt like I needed to make a move to improve as a player, and playing with the level of players here like Eden Hazard will only make you better.
“You can’t put many players up there with Hazard, he is unbelievable, he is up there with the best in the world, I have been training here for a couple of weeks and you can see how sharp he is.
“I am not the same type of player but if I could get anywhere near his level now I would be made up.”
Both Barkley and Hazard will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues return to League Cup action on Wednesday night with the return leg of their semi-final clash at Arsenal.
The two London sides played out a goalless draw when they last met in the first leg earlier in the month at Stamford Bridge.