Star reveals Spurs interest
Eden Hazard says he came close to joining Tottenham and admits he was not a big fan of Chelsea's football last season.
The Belgium ace has impressed since joining the Blues from Lille in a deal worth £32million this summer but it could have been so different had Chelsea not won the Champions League. The victory over Bayern Munich pushed Tottenham out of the Champions League places and ensured Chelsea would be in Europe's elite competition this season. Had it been the other way around, Hazard could have ended up at White Hart Lane. "It's true that Tottenham tempted me because it was a young team which was third in the league," Hazard said in a France Football article quoted in the Daily Mail. "Unfortunately, the end of the season did not go well. They did not reach the Champions League, which tipped the balance." As for the way Chelsea played football last season, Hazard was not impressed and he took some convincing to sign. "Nobody was really a fan of Chelsea's game last season," he added. "The directors told me they were going to recruit good players with whom I could play decent football. Marko Marin, Oscar and me, we like to have the ball at our feet. Juan Mata likes the ball, so does Ramires."