Former Chelsea assistant reveals the time Hazard embarrassed Benitez

Bolo Zenden has been speaking about working with Eden Hazard whilst at Chelsea in the Dutch press this week.

Bolo Zenden has the strange privilege of being a Chelsea player who has crossed the player-coach divide, having both featured for the club as well as working on the coaching staff.

Zenden was at Chelsea from 2001 until 2004 in a playing capacity whilst he also spent time with the club as assistant manager to Rafa Benitez during the Spaniard's infamous 'interim' spell in charge of the club.

This week the Dutchman, who is now assistant manager of PSV Eindhoven's youth team, has been speaking about one of Chelsea's most talented of the current crop - Eden Hazard.

The £32 million man from Belgium has been in good form again for The Blues so far this campaign and Zenden recently shared a humorous anecdote with Dutch source Voetbal International regarding Hazard:

"Eden has so much talent that success almost comes easily to him.

"Yes, we had a click, had close contact . The advantage was that I could speak French with Eden. Plus I also knew from experience what was asked of a left winger for Chelsea. No, Eden is not a guy who quickly asks for advice. That is not in his nature, he wants to discover by himself. "

He went on to share a funny anecdote from one particular training session in which Hazard left Zenden and Benitez red faced:

"But for the trainers, he is a nice person to work with. I remember one time at practice that Eden put in a poor cross. 'And here I thought you were left footed', winked Rafa Benítez, the manager. Of course, he knew that Eden preferred doing everything with his right. Eden then delivered a perfect cross with his left foot. Looked at us, gave a wink and said, 'not bad'. Just to show that he can motivate himself... "

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