Speaking about Hazard in a recent interview with beIN Sports Turkey, Mikel who played alongside Hazard for 5 seasons in London said the Belgium playmaker who now plays for Real Madrid never liked training sessions.
“Hazard has an incredible talent,” Mikel told beIN Sports in Turkey when he was asked about the laziest teammate he ever had. 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.”
Mikel now plays in Turkey for Trabzonspor where he has played only six games. He recently returned to training after recovering from an injury.
Mikel, a Champions League winner with Chelsea had also named current Blues boss Frank Lampard the hardest trainer he has seen.