Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has made known what took him aback the first time he saw Eden Hazard train.
The Blues forward who is yet to find the back of the net this season confessed that when he paid attention to the way Hazard trains, he told himself that “it’s hard to get the ball off him’’.
The French international described his teammate as a “magician”, noting that it was too late for him to play at the same level with Hazard.
In a chat with Le Figaro, Giroud opined: “When I discover Eden Hazard in training for my first session at Chelsea. I told myself: ‘it’s hard to get the ball off him’.
“Sometimes, there’s two or three players around him and he still manages to get out in tight spaces.
“He’s a magician, he’s impressive. Now, I’ve started to know him and I don’t find myself near him. It’s better for him and for me.”