Speaking on SFR Sport last night, Lille captain Rio Mavuba recalled Chelsea winger Eden Hazard’s final game for the Northern French side and how the Belgian international was likely drunk.
“We were certain to finish third and we were facing Nancy the following day. It was Eden Hazard’s last match with Lille and he wanted to organise a little something… We decided to go have a little drink. A little drink that dragged on somewhat. The following morning, Eden was still drunk. That evening against Nancy, not even with 30 minutes played, Eden had already bagged a hat-trick. The guy had not even slept, he drank for the entire night and he put away a hat-trick in 30 minutes. We all looked at each other, we told ourselves that this guy was the real deal.”