Eden Hazard: ‘More Pleasure’ in Zinedine Zidane Training Than Ex-Chelsea Coaches

Eden Hazard: ‘More Pleasure’ in Zinedine Zidane Training Than Ex-Chelsea Coaches

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 1: (L-R) coach Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid, Eden Hazard of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid v Club Brugge at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 1, 2019 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

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Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has said moving to the club has helped him to find “pleasure” in training again. 

The Belgium international made the move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, having spent seven seasons with Chelsea. In his time with the Blues, he developed into one of the best players in the Premier League and departed Stamford Bridge as a club legend.

At Chelsea, his final two managers were Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri. Speaking to Sport/Foot (h/t AS, via Max Winters of the MailOnline), Hazard said working under new coach Zinedine Zidane has helped spark his enjoyment of training again.

“Our training [at Real Madrid] is always with the ball, working on movement and patterns,” he said. “When you meet Italian coaches, like me [Conte and Sarri], you have much less pleasure. It is more framed and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years with Italian managers so rediscovering this pleasure does me good.”

AS shared the front page featuring Hazard and provided further lines from the interview in question:

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