Jose Mourinho implied that Eden Hazard tries to avoid confrontation in order to win penalties.
Jose Mourinho’s thinly veiled jab at Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and defence of Eden Hazard is misguided and we have proof.
The Portuguese coach stated that the ‘kings of penalties’ didn’t exist at his club with Mourinho particularly defensive of his Belgian star.
“We had a big opportunity in the second minute of the game, when other players with other shirts would go for a penalty and a red card for the keeper. Hazard doesn’t do that. He tries to go away from the keeper and he misses from a difficult angle. But other players in this league, in that situation, they attack the keeper,” said Mourinho.
“I did not see a video of Eto’o and the penalty but I want to. But you know the kings of the penalties, you know where they are – and they’re not here.”
Liverpool front man Suarez has endured enormous stick since he came into the Premier League with the cliché of his reputation often used as an excuse from pundits as to why the Uruguayan doesn’t win more free kicks and in particular, penalties.
However, Hazard has dived before to try and win Chelsea a spot kick. He did it earlier this season against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho mind games? Most definitely but this is one occasion where the Belgian was left with a whole lot of egg on his face.
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