Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has urged the club to stick with Maurizio Sarri next season despite the Belgium international planning his own departure from Stamford Bridge.
Hazard dropped his biggest hint yet that he is set to leave west London for Real Madrid this summer following the Blues’ final Premier League games of the season at Leicester City on Sunday.
Hazard believes that the five-time Premier League champions are on the right path with ‘Sarriball’.
“I think if they can keep the same philosophy as this season, keep playing football like we tried to do it this season, but in a better way – that’s it,” Hazard said when asked how the club improve going forward.
“When you look at the season they are far better than us, Manchester City and Liverpool. If we want to compete with them next season, we need to do it better. It’s that simple. We need to win games in football. If you don’t, you’re in trouble.
“Yes, it is one of my best [seasons] in terms of goals contribution, of course. But at the end of the season, you want to win trophies, so we can go to Baku and win a trophy. If we do that and finish in the top four, it’s still a great season.
“Now it’s like six-and-a-half [out of 10]. If we win in Baku it is going to be maybe seven-and-a-half.”