Mourinho criticizes Hazard's selfishness
02 May 2014, 18:13
London - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at his midfielder Eden Hazard after the Belgium international blamed team tactics for their Champions League exit.
Hazard, who has been pivotal in Chelsea's English Premier League title challenge, said after the 3-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the semifinals second leg this week that the team was not set up "to play football" but to excel on counterattacks.
At a news conference on Friday, Mourinho says Hazards comments are not critical, but adds, "When the comments come from a player like Eden it's normal because he's not the kind of player to sacrifice himself for the team."
Hazard's failure to track back allowed Atletico to equalize in Wednesday's game, a costly error on his return from a calf injury.
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