Mikel Obi, a former teammate with Hazard during their time at Chelsea, said Belgium International has incredible talent, but doesn’t like to train hard.
Sports Extra reports that former Super Eagles captain said this in an interview with beIN SPORTS in Turkey on Sunday, November 17, 2019. He said:
“Eden Hazard is the laziest player I’ve ever worked with and my favourite African footballer is Didier Drogba.
“Hazard has an incredible talent, maybe not as good as [Lionel] Messi, but he can do whatever he wants with the ball at his feet.
“He didn’t like to train hard. While we were working he was waiting for us to finish training just standing there. But on Sundays he was always man of the match, it was unbelievable.”
When asked who the hardest working player he’s played alongside was he said “Frank Lampard,” with no hesitation whatsoever.
Mikel won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, English Premier League twice and three FA Cups during his 11 years at Chelsea before he joined Tianjin TEDA in 2017.