Speaking in an interview with France Football, Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard was naturally asked about his future with the London club – see the exchange as it occurred below.
Do you want to see something else?
Yes. And I have always said it. That after England, I want to discover something else. But there are things that mean I could also stay.
Do you feel like you are at a turning point in your career?
I am not far from the summit of my career, that is for sure. Even if it could always be better, that is also clear. I am at a turning point yes. We will take the right route.
Do you need a new environment to be even better?
No. Look at this season. After the World Cup, I intended to leave. In the end, I stayed with Chelsea and I am having one of my best ever seasons. So I do not think that I need something different. But that does not mean that I will be better.
Does Real Madrid interest you?
You know very well. You are asking me the question, but you already know the answer very well. So you don’t need to ask me the question. (laughs)
Real Madrid without Zinedine Zidane, is still Real Madrid no?
It is different. But yes, it remains Real Madrid.
Have you heard from him?
No. I have never spoken with him.
Are you paying attention to which destination he may take next?
No. My career will not be dependent on Zidane. If tomorrow, he goes to Manchester (United), I am not going to go to Manchester (United). I am not going to wait for him to take up with a new club to follow him. I think that he likes me. Me, we know all the love that I had for him as a played. But I am not waiting for him to sign somewhere so that I can just follow him, not at all.