Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has admitted his unhappiness at returning for pre-season training, bemoaning the intensity of Jose Mourinho’s sessions.
Just a year ago, Mourinho branded the Belgium international ‘lazy’, as quoted by the Daily Mail, and the winger has confessed that his lack of enthusiasm for fitness work:
“I can’t say I really enjoy training right now,” as quoted by the Express.
“Because we do a lot of running and work hard, but it’s good to be there and work on your fitness a little bit more than during the season when you do a lot of recovery and technical work.”
Following the Blues’ shock defeat to New York Red Bulls in the first game of their pre-season tour, some fans even took to labelling Hazard and team-mate Diego Costa as overweight!
Perhaps Mourinho needs to crank up the ferocity of his summer training…
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