Eden Hazard told he should aim for higher than PSG
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has hinted that Eden Hazard's eagerness to talk up a move to Paris Saint-Germain may be evidence of a lack of ambition from his play maker.
Hazard suggested in an interview published on Monday that he would struggle to turn down a move to PSG, with the timing of the comments unfortunate on the eve of Chelsea's Champions League last-16 clash against the French champions.
Now Hiddink has offered a repost, with his comments putting Hazard firmly in his place.
"PSG have big targets to win the Champions League and step by step, they have gathered a reputation that they are very serious to be one of the biggest teams in Europe," began Hiddink as he was asked about Hazard's comments.
"But it is a different league, they are now ahead I think 24 points. It is not a bad league, but this team is on top of that.
“For me, I think big, big, big players always like to be in the biggest league which is the Premier League and La Liga, and also the Bundesliga.
“First he (Hazard) must now get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value.
"In the near future, there will be more speculation about who is coming here or who is going but I don’t go into that.
“They (PSG) take this game very seriously because they want to be one of the main clubs in Europe. The focus for them, as it is for us, is on winning the Champions League – even more because it is a little bit expected from their side and the outside world.
“They rest five or six players in the last game so they are taking this very, very seriously. They have the luxury to do that, we don’t.”
Chelsea officials are unlikely to be amused by Hazard's comments on the eve of his side's clash with PSG, especially as he is contacted to the Stamford Bridge club until 2020.