Eden Hazard on playing with Alvaro Morata
“I’ve never played with him [Morata] but I’m looking forward to it.”
“We need this type of player, one who can score many goals, and Alvaro can do that. We are happy with him, he is a good person, he’s talkative, even in English. We are looking forward to playing together.” (Marca)
Hazard on Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane
“Real Madrid are now the best team in the world.
“Zidane won everything as a player and as a coach, he is a special guy, everybody knows him as a player.
“When you think of football, you think of Zidane because he could do anything on the pitch. It’s magical and I’m very happy to see him on the pitch.” (Marca)
Joey Barton on Ross Barkley’s failed move to Chelsea
“I heard a really interesting thing about what happened with the Ross Barkley transfer. Conte turned his phone off and Barkley’s representatives were trying to contact him.
“He wanted to say ‘look, where am I going to play’, and Conte turned his phone off. That is why Barkley got cold feet and never signed.
“He thought, ‘well, if the manager isn’t answering the phone to me he clearly doesn’t want me’, and that is why he went back to Everton.”(TalkSport)
William Gallas on Roman Abramovich
“When we won games, he would often come in the changing room and speak to some of the players.
“He was like, ‘How are you? I’ve seen you receiving some kicks, do you think you will be all right to play in the next match?’
“He was really close to us all.” (FourFourTwo)