Thorgan Hazard says his brother Eden will rekindle his form in the more comfortable environment of the Belgium squad as opposed to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side. Eden Hazard already has 62 caps for the Belgian national team set up, but has failed to establish himself at Chelsea this season with Jose Mourinho being critical of his recent performances.
But Thorgan, who made his loan move from Chelsea to Borussia Monchengladbach permanent this summer, believes time away from Chelsea will help Eden find his feet as he returns back to premier league action. “This is new for him,” Thorgan told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. “At Chelsea things don’t seem right, but with Belgium the atmosphere is different. I hope he will show that he still knows how to play football against Italy and Spain.”
He claims there is ‘no problem’ between Mourinho and Eden. “There never has been. If Eden is not good, Mourinho has something to say. If he is good, it’s the same.”
Eden’s unhappiness has made him the subject of transfer rumours, with reports suggesting Real Madrid will look to acquire his services in January.
Apparently Eden is not the only Hazard brother struggling to get into regular playing time, as Thorgan has come in as a substitute in nine of his 13 Bundesliga appearances this season.
“I’m not anxious,” Thorgan added. “Not yet. In the past, it would worry me if I stayed two matches on the bench. I became more patient. But if you do not play you begin to get exasperated. You might not say it but you get angry. It has not yet reached that point. I’m always cool and relaxed but I want to play. But if the team plays well, you cannot do much.
Hazard continued: “The coach told me that I would get my chance soon, but things will have to change in the coming months. One day I’ll have had enough of being on the bench. The coach said I have to do more work defensively. I started to work. I want to prove I’m not that bad at defending.”