Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has revealed his plans for his retirement from football. Don’t worry, Blues, he’s not hanging up his boots anytime soon!
It may seem absurd for a player of Hazard’s age to be discussing his plans for post-football. At 28-years-old he’s at the peak of his powers, but it’s best to be prepared for the end of your playing days.
Hazard will have earned enough during his professional career to have no concerns about life after football, but that’s not to say that it hasn’t been on his mind.
He’s quoted by the Daily Star revealing that he does not believe he is anywhere near the end just yet, but when the time comes, he’ll step aside to allow new talent to thrive:
“I don’t set a goal.I have always said that I wanted to play as long as my body doesn’t say stop.”
“It will also be related to the new generation. If I see that there is a player in my place, I’ll let him play.”
“I hope it happens, that’s what makes football: the oldest stop, the youngest ones push on.”
This just sums up Hazard as a man and as a professional. He’s selfless, which has often held him back in terms of his goal haul, but it’s incredibly admirable.
We’d love to see him finish his playing career at Chelsea, even if it is becoming increasingly unlikely. Whatever happens, we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for him.