- Antonio Conte isn’t worried if one vital player is happy or not
- This comes after Conte has been taking off Eden Hazard in the second half of matches
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Antonio Conte doesn’t care if Eden Hazard isn’t content with being at the club after constantly substituting the Belgian in games, The Daily Mail reports.
Hazard, who is a rumoured target for Real Madrid, has played one full game in his last eight appearances for Chelsea.
After four consecutive draws, Conte has come under scrutiny from some Blues fans after taking off Hazard midway in the second half of matches.
As per The Daily Mail, Conte insists that taking off the forward is purely a tactical decision and isn’t fussed whether vital players are happy at Chelsea or not.
Conte is quoted by The Daily Mail in his press conference saying:
“I am the coach. I decide. It’s not important if one player is happy or not.
“My task is to try and improve him and try and put him in the best physical condition to take the best decision for the team during games.”
Conte’s words come as no surprise
It’s obvious that Conte doesn’t always take a light approach when it comes to man-to-man management.
The Italian’s ruthlessness in letting Diego Costa leave the club via text message is a perfect example.
Hazard and Costa are two different characters. However, Conte by no means would want the 27-year-old to depart from Stamford Bridge, at least for now.