Hazard admits Spurs move “tempted” him

Updated: September 25, 2012

Eden Hazard has revealed he could have been playing in the white of Tottenham Hotspurs and not the blue of Chelsea if they had reached the Champions League.

The Belgian star who has made an impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge since his move from Ligue 1 side Lille, told France Football “It’s true that Tottenham tempted me because it was a young team which was third in the league,”

Unfortunately, the end of the season did not go well. They did not reach the Champions League, which tipped the balance.”

Spurs missed out on a place in the Champions League following Chelsea’s success in winning the competition and it seems that they also missed out on Hazard as a direct result. `

Despite their victory swinging things in Chelsea’s favour, Hazard also admitted that the manner in which they won was not enjoyable

“Nobody was really a fan of Chelsea’s game last season,” he said.

“The directors told me they were going to recruit good players with whom I could play decent football. Marko Marin, Oscar and me, we like to have the ball at our feet. Juan Mata likes the ball, so does Ramires.

“The title of European champions, and Champions League qualification, counted for a lot because the club was not doing well in the league. Once Chelsea won the final, it was a natural choice.”

The confident playmaker also revealed he was not surprised by the start he had made to life in England

“No I’m not surprised. I know what I’m capable of” he added

“Maybe I didn’t think it would happen so quickly.

“But even outside of my performances, I feel good in the game and in the group. This is the most important.

“It’s so far, so good. I just hope it will continue like this, with us continuing to win and me performing.”

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