Guus Hiddink Believes Eden Hazard Can Do Better Than PSG


Guus Hiddink Believes Eden Hazard Can Do Better Than PSG

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has told Eden Hazard to forget about a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutchman has retained his belief in Chelsea’s misfiring Belgian, who won the Premier League Player of the Year award last season, but is yet to register a league goal in this campaign.

Hazard has been linked with a move to PSG as Chelsea prepares to meet the Ligue 1 title holder in the Champions League, but Hiddink says the 25-year-old is too good to ply his trade in France.

“In the near future, there will be more speculation about who is coming here or who is going, but I don’t go into that. PSG have big targets to win the Champions League,” Hiddink said.

“Step by step, they have gathered a reputation that they are very serious to be one of the biggest teams in Europe, so this challenge I can understand. But it is a different league, they are now 24 points ahead I think.

“It is not a bad league, but this team is on top of that. For me, I think big, big, big players always like to be in the biggest leagues which are the Premier League and La Liga, and also the Bundesliga.”

While Hiddink has publicly backed Hazard, the wing wizard has not been a guaranteed starter in recent times and the Dutch boss warned that he would not tolerate passengers in a crucial week for the club.

Chelsea needs a good result in Paris to keep its Champions League hopes alive, while it returns to FA Cup action in a huge fifth-round tie against Manchester City on Sunday.

“We have a key week,” Hiddink said. “We desperately desire the chance to go through to the next round of the Champions League, but also we must take into con­sideration the second game with Manchester City at the weekend so it’s a nice week for Chelsea.

“I came here and the first thing they said was to get us as soon as possible out of this relegation zone, we were just one point away from the zone. I think in a few weeks the team has restored its confidence a bit, getting some better results, and we hope we can continue with that.”

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