“I could’ve played for 3 hours and not touched the ball” Eden Hazard blasts Chelsea’s tactics after Man City defeat

He is rumoured to be a summer target for Pep Guardiola, and Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard saw up close on Sunday the level of team he could play in if this dream transfer was to ever happen.

The Belgian cut a frustrated figure up front as Chelsea adopted a negative approach and never really threatened Ederson’s goal. And Hazard has not been shy to share his views on Antonio Conte’s approach in the aftermath.

“When you leave the pitch you have the impression that you’ve ran, but that you haven’t played a game of football. That’s a pity,” said the Chelsea attacker.

“We could have played on for three hours and I wouldn’t touch a ball. Only at the end it went better. In the last 10-15 minutes we had more possession but we should have tried to do that all game.”

“We haven’t played a good game and for me personally it’s difficult to play a good game when you only touch the ball three times.

“I think that when we had the ball we should have done better, we made some bad decisions too.

While Hazard joining Manchester City sounds far-fetched, he didn’t sound happy with his coach’s tactical decisions, and may have been thinking after the match how he would fare in Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking side.

Yesterday’s win means City are now 25 points ahead of last season’s champions Chelsea.

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