Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has shone a light on his time at Stamford Bridge and given a rare insight into the training habits of ex-Blues star Eden Hazard.
Mikel and Hazard shared five trophy-laden years together at Stamford Bridge working under Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Guus Hiddink, and Antonio Conte with both leaving the club in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
However, Mikel has revealed that despite being a match-winner on the pitch, his Belgian team-mate was the ‘laziest footballer he has seen in his life’ but admitted he got away with it due to his standout performances on matchday.
‘Everybody wants to be in the starting 11 come the weekend and there is no place for you to be like ‘I don’t want to train today’. The only player I saw do that and get away with it was Eden Hazard,’ Mikel told Dubai Eye.
‘He never trained. The worst. The laziest footballer I have ever seen in my life. But then come the weekend he produces and was man of the match. He comes in then and was like ‘come on guys you see’.