Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has debunked reports suggesting he had fallen out with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
The Belgium star, while explaining the difference between Mourinho and current boss Antonio Conte, said he has a strong relationship with both managers.
Mourinho, also a former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto boss, was sacked by the Stamford Bridge side 18 months ago as they languished just above the relegation zone of the Premier League.
Hazard’s lack of form was one of the reasons for their slump and it was reported that his relationship with the current Manchester United boss had gone sour.
Hazard told Telefoot, “With Jose I had a super rapport.
“The year before, I was the Player of the Season and maybe he expected more from me. I was not so good and it was complicated.
“I was always close with him and with Antonio Conte, it’s the same.”
When reporters demanded to know from him, how the Italian manager differs from his predecessor, Hazard, 26, said, “They have different methods. Conte works a great deal on tactics but Mourinho let it be.
“For me, I had great moments with Mourinho for two years and this year with Conte everything is going very well. I always take the positive from coaches.
“The two are different managers. They have always won, here and in the past. Many people said I didn’t listen to Mourinho, but that’s not the case. It’s not at all the case, I’ve always had a lot of respect for him.”