Recently on Sky Sports, former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino weighed in on Eden Hazard’s mindset this season in reply to his interview with Le Parisien earlier this week.

When speaking to the French media outlet, Hazard admitted that turning down a move to Paris Saint-Germain or another club of a similar size would be difficult to do, because his main career goal is to win the UEFA Champions League.

His comments fueled loads of transfer speculation, considering the current situation that his current club, Chelsea, face at the moment in regards to the prestigious competition.

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Cascarino said:

It is strange. He is doing far more talking off the pitch than on it. Everyone knows how good Eden Hazard can be. This year it hasn’t happened. He has not had the desire. He looks like he has not enjoyed this year. Last year, he had a smile on his face nearly all year.

Hazard’s efforts led Chelsea to their fourth Barclays Premier League title last season. He was named Premier League Player of the Year as well, just a season after picking up the Young Player of the Year award. However, this season has been absolutely nothing like the last for both Chelsea and Hazard.

I think he has been caught up in the season he had. He was exceptional. They gave him a new five-year deal. Real Madrid were chasing him down. Zinedine Zidane has made it openly clear that he loves him as a player. I think he has had his head turned and he has not quite put in the shifts that are required – even when you are a great player.

Cascarino noted that Hazard’s body language during Jose Mourinho’s last game in charge of Chelsea served as a prime indication of the Belgian’s current condition.

When he came off against Leicester, with his attitude walking off, you can tell he didn’t want to be there.

In addition, Cascarino explained that Hazard has got ahead of himself in terms of his current status as a footballer.

He has just got into a comfort zone. He is mentioning PSG but he has just signed a five-year contract for Chelsea and had a difficult year. You were fantastic last year but you are not that player this year.

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