- Hazard suggests he hopes to play for another 5-6 years.
- Hazard states he used to watch the French national team the most due to players like Zidane and Henry.
“When I was little the team I watched the most was the French national team,” Eden Hazard told On the Front Foot.
“For me, the players I looked up to were Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry, and it’s difficult for me to admit because of my relationship with Chelsea, but I really liked the Arsenal team at the time.
“They had players like Robert Pires, [Sylvain] Wiltord and [Patrick] Vieira, so it was mainly French players that I followed growing up.
“I’m just hoping to play football for as long as possible, and I always try to enjoy myself on the pitch.
“I’ve only just turned 30 so as long as my body feels good, hopefully I can keep playing for at least another five or six years.”
Incidentally, some of Hazard’s best moments as a Blue came against Arsenal – including his solo effort in the 3-0 league win in 2017 and his final game at Chelsea against the Gunners in the Europa League final.