Eden Hazard: 'I Think This Is Goodbye'
Eden Hazard appears to have played his final game for Chelsea after admitting "I think it is goodbye" following the Europa League final win over Arsenal in Baku.
The Belgian scored twice and set up another as Chelsea won 4-1, ending the season with the first trophy of Maurizio Sarri's 20-year managerial career.
And when brought in for a post-match interview with BT Sport, Hazard stated that a decision on his future would be made in the coming days - though he made his mind up two weeks ago.
But when the interviewee followed up and asked for a clearer answer regarding his future, the former Lille man opened up with his most honest admission yet.
"I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know." :cry:
"Now maybe it is time for a new challenge." :eyes:
Eden Hazard reveals a decision HAS been made on his Chelsea future... pic.twitter.com/fqNNeIhCxP
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 29, 2019
Hazard: "I've made my decision and I told Chelsea two weeks ago. I'm just waiting on both clubs to decide now. I think it's goodbye. I've done this for 7 years and now it's time for a new challenge."
- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) May 29, 2019
Hazard just confirmed he is off. "I think this is goodbye."
- David (@TekkaBooSon) May 29, 2019
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Eden Hazard confirms after the game that today was a goodbye.
In his own words, he said it's a goodbye and that he's waiting on the two clubs.
- TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) May 29, 2019
Hazard: "I think it's a goodbye. Now maybe it's time for a new challenge." #CFC #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/ANxPNC0sbs
- Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) May 29, 2019
Eden Hazard after winning the Europa League: "I think this is goodbye" pic.twitter.com/8ZgTeN6cHk
- B/R Football (@brfootball) May 29, 2019
Hazard confirms to @btsportfootball he 'thinks it is goodbye. Maybe it is time for a new challenge."
- Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 29, 2019
In seven seasons and exactly 352 games as a Chelsea player, Hazard scored 110 goals and contributed further with 92 assists.
He signs off with two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, one FA Cup and one EFL Cup.