Chelsea and Belgian star Eden Hazard has revealed he sent a text message to Jose Mourinho after the manager, offering an apology for his poor form.
Hazard who won the club’s player of the year awards as Chelsea emerged the Premier League champions last season, failed to replicate his stunning form this season as Mourinho’s men floundered in the early part of the season.
Hazard’s limp displays were matched by key players all over the pitch and the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach paid the price in early December after being fired by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
And the 25-year old who scored his first goal of the season in a Cup game against MK Dons but still yet to score in the Premier League this season, admits he feels guilty.
“I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and … well … just that I was sorry. We’d enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn’t.
“I felt a little bit guilty because I’d been player of the year. I’d been one of the most decisive players, and this year I’d performed less well.
“I hadn’t been at the same level. So I sent that text to Jose and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future.
“For a team of champions to go through what we have this year even I can’t explain. Things have been better recently, but we’re still not winning games quite as we used to. No one can put his finger on what’s happened at Chelsea.” Hazard told the Guardian.