Maurizio Sarri wants Hazard contract settled and reveals injury list
FOOTBALL-Nairobi, Kenya 28 December 14:07 GMT
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, said at his press conference on Friday he wants everything cleared up on Eden Hazard contract situation as soon as possible while revealing injury doubts for the weekend.
“I don’t know but I think that it’s time to decide,” said Sarri when asked if he thought Hazard would stay with the club as quoted by AFP.com
“I think that we have to solve the problem. If he wants to program the future, we have to solve this problem.”
“I am not the president, I am not in charge of the market, I am the coach,” said the 59-year-old Italian.
“I want to speak to him only about the position on the pitch.”
Sarri, who will be without several Chelsea players due to injury Spanish forward Pedro for ten days the away match at Crystal Palace due to a hamstring injury, with Callum Hudson-Odoi and injured Alvaro Morata still out.
“I cannot see the problem of Hazard in this role,” said Sarri added
“He played four matches as false number nine, and he scored three goals and two assists. So I am not able to see the problem.
“I am really very happy with him in this position, because he’s very able to score, first of all, but he’s very able to open spaces for the team-mates, to come and play with the team-mates.
“So at the moment I am very happy with him in this position, but in the future he can also play as a winger of course.”