Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard has revealed he left Chelsea because he did not want to be in the shadows of his older brother Eden, per the Daily Star.
Thorgan signed for the reigning Premier League champions in 2012 from French outfit Lens a month after his brother made the move to the west London side, who were the holders of the Champions League trophy during that time – the first and only yet.
However, the 22-year failed to make any single appearance for the Blues and left Stamford Bridge in February.
Unlike Thorgan, Eden has enjoyed success at Chelsea, scoring 49 goals and registering 49 assists in 173 appearances, while also winning the Europa League trophy, FA Cup and of course the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup last season. The contribution of the Chelsea number 10 was so immense that he got named the Football Association’s Players’ Player Of The Year last season.
Thorgan is delighted with the success his brother has had with Chelsea and has admitted that was a contributing factor to his own exit out of Stamford Bridge.
“I thought it would be hard at Chelsea, being Eden’s brother,” Thorgan told the Times [via the Daily Star].
“It is for this that I stayed only for one month there and then left on loan. I want to go my own way.
“Before going to Belgium, I was just the brother of Eden. In Belgium I showed what I can do myself.
“Afterwards they did not say I was Eden’s brother.”
Thorgan’s performances for Monchengladbach has also caught the eyes of Tottenham Hotspurs who are, as per the Metro, considering a swoop for the Belgian attacker in January.