Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte turned down the opportunity to work with Eden Hazard again.
The Italian coach was reportedly given the chance to work with the Belgian star he coached at Chelsea a few years ago.
But the Italian said no to the offer presented to him by club president Daniel Levy.
Reportedly, Eden Hazard surplus with respect to the requirement at Real Madrid, the club of his dreams he joined from Chelsea three seasons ago.
Not all went as planned for the Belgian wizard who often gets injured and when in form he was unable to reproduce his Chelsea form.
And Antonio Conte, who requires his players to give more than 100%, is said to have turned down the chance to work with Hazard again because he has little intensity.
“Daniel Levy would like to take on a Real Madrid player who is always injured,” Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito.
‘He wanted to take Eden Hazard, but Conte told him’ no ‘because he has known him since he trained at Chelsea and says he has little intensity and that he is not a hard worker.
Most surprising is the player Conte asked Levy to bring him to London. This is Gareth Bale.
“Bale rescinds his contract at the end of the season, but he wouldn’t be free in the winter.”
Hazard, who was part of Conte’s team that won the Premier League title in 2017, later admitted he was unhappy with the Italian’s “rigid” reign.
“When you meet Italian coaches like I did, you are less happy,” said the Belgian.
‘They are more rigid and repetitive. Find pleasure in winning. I spent three years with Italian coaches so rediscovering this pleasure makes me happy. ‘