Eden Hazard

Jose Mourinho has slammed Eden Hazard following the player's comments regarding Chelsea's style of play.

The Belgian had accused Chelsea of not being set up to play football but to counter attack, something which Mourinho has not taken too lightly in the recent press conference, ahead of their game against Norwich. The comments came following the Blues' 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, which has put a major dent in Mourinho's hopes of securing a trophy on his first year at the club.

Chelsea are currently second in the league, two points behind Liverpool on top but one ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand. Mourinho believes that Hazard was not overtly critical of the team in the interview but insists that he has to learn to track back, failure to do which cost Chelsea the first goal.

Mourinho also accused the player of not giving everything for the team, an outburst which could spell Hazard's possible departure, with the two Manchester clubs reportedly leading the race for his signature.

"I listened to the interview. There was nothing critical in what he said. When the comments come from a player like Eden it's normal because he's not the kind of player to sacrifice himself for the team," said Mourinho.

"Normally you get these kind of comments from players like him, from players that can't resolve a problem like we had in the first goal.

"Eden is the kind of player that is not so mentally ready to look back to his left-back and to leave his life for him.

"If you see the first goal of Atletico you completely understand where the mistake was and why we conceded that goal. The perfect team at the top level cannot make these kinds of mistakes.

"I'm not happy. I speak all season and I try to improve him all season," he concluded.