Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard has criticized his manager tactics in the aftermath of the team losing 3-1 at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to further fuel speculations that the high rated Belgian could be set for the exit door.
The Belgian who was the London club’s only bright outlet of the game but was stifled by the Atletico defenders tactics was disappointed in the manner of the loss, taking a jibe at his manager Jose Mourinho who he claims did not set them u to play football.
“Chelsea aren’t set up to play football,” the former Lille star told beIN SPORTS’ French station.
Chelsea started the game on the front foot, taking the lead before crumbling to a spirited performance from the Atleti players who scored three goals and reduced Captain John Terry to tears at the end.
The 23-year old Hazard was at loss of words as to how the team lost after taking the lead but conceded that Chelsea are better as a counter-attacking side and that Atletico won because they were more determined.
“Chelsea are set up to counter-attack – a little bit like Real against Bayern. I don’t know what we lacked. After scoring, we had the game in our hands. Maybe they wanted it more than we did,” the gifted winger and playmaker concluded.
Jose Mourinho got to the semi-final stage at the expense of French money bags, PSG and earned a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Spain and a 2-0 win at Liverpool last weekend playing a ultra-defensive game which has been chided by the fans and media alike, except, well, Chelsea fans who were cresting on the wave of the Only One’s mind games.
It is not known yet what Mourinho makes of his star player’s outburst and definitely, the last has not been heard.