Kompany: Hazard needed a coach like Sarri

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that playmaker Eden Hazard finally got an attacking coach in Maurizio Sarri’s person.

Since the transfer to Chelsea in 2012, Hazard worked with Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte and with Jose Mourinho (twice). Most of those managers preferred to play in counterattacking football without claiming possession of the ball.

With Sarri, Chelsea are playing in quite a different way in this season, despite some recession in recent games. On the eve of Saturday’s departure at Stamford Bridge, Kompany expressed confidence that such a coach would be able to reveal his Belgium national team partner’s strengths.

Vincent believed that it was precisely such a coach that Hazard lacked throughout his career at Chelsea. Sarri is considered to be an attacking coach, and it is this style with constant possession of the ball that will help Eden to reach his full potential.

(Reporting by Kovtunov Ilya, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

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