Eden Hazard dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo health principle and insists he would somewhat ‘have a beer and play playing cards’

Eden Hazard has admitted he would by no means have adopted Cristiano Ronaldo’s health regime, as he most popular to sit back with a beer and play playing cards along with his mates.

In the event you didn’t love the previous Chelsea star earlier than, you’ll now, after a highly-relatable interview the place he opened up about his well being, health, his failed spell at Actual Madrid and finally his retirement.


Hazard insists he would not have modified something about his professionCredit score: Getty

Hazard by no means performed in the identical crew as Ronaldo, who departed the Bernabeu for Juventus the yr earlier than the Belgian’s arrival from Stamford Bridge.

And he’s most likely glad he didn’t, in concern the Manchester United icon would have tried to get him to comply with his insane health programme.

The Portuguese icon is famed for his meticulous method to his health, restoration, vitamin and life-style – which is a big motive why he’s starring within the Saudi Professional League and nonetheless performing for the Portugal nationwide crew on the age of 38.

In the meantime, 33-year-old Hazard has already hung up his boots having succumbed to his numerous damage troubles – though he appears to be having fun with retirement.

A switch from Chelsea to Actual Madrid in 2019, for a payment rising to a staggering £142m, was a dream transfer for the ahead who was on the time – and for a lot of followers nonetheless is – one of the gifted footballers English soccer has ever seen.

However that dream was a nightmare within the Spanish capital, the place the media centered on his weight, his lack of influence and finally a string of successive accidents meant his Los Blancos profession by no means took off.

But it surely doesn’t seem Hazard would change his method to issues, admitting he may by no means have adopted in Ronaldo’s footsteps when it got here to health.

In an interview with L’Equipe, he was requested by the French outlet if he would have preferred to have had Ronaldo’s mentality and method, and replied: “No. It wouldn’t have been me.

Ronaldo remains a physical specimen thanks to his intense and committed fitness regime


Ronaldo stays a bodily specimen because of his intense and dedicated health regimeCredit score: Instagram: @Cristiano

“After coaching, soaking within the chilly bathtub for an hour, no. Go away me alone, with my buddies, we go dwelling, play playing cards, have a beer.

“I play for 2 hours with my buddies. Kids within the backyard. It was my restoration.

Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo reveals off and flex his ripped physique in weight coaching throughout Saudi Professional League break

“If I had been like Cristiano, I might have been burned out.”

Actually a person of the folks.

Hazard additionally opened up on his weight points all through his spell at Madrid, the place he was criticised for arriving on the membership having piled on the kilos over the summer time break.

And he has no regrets about that both.

To be truthful to him, Hazard did whip himself into form, however he was let down by his physique and poor damage file.

“With Chelsea, I’d simply completed probably the greatest seasons of my profession,” he defined.

“I stated to myself, ‘Now that I am at Actual Madrid that is maybe the final trip I will have the ability to take’. And I let go of myself, like I let go of myself each summer time. 

Hazard has been open about his start at Madrid, where he arrived overweight after enjoying his summer break


Hazard has been open about his begin at Madrid, the place he arrived obese after having fun with his summer time breakCredit score: getty
Hazard has been enjoying his retirement since hanging up his boots in October, and has even had time to meet up with old friends...


Hazard has been having fun with his retirement since hanging up his boots in October, and has even had time to satisfy up with outdated buddies…Credit score: Instagram: HazardEden_10

“I spent seven years in England with no break at Christmas, giving all the things, so when I’ve three or 4 weeks of trip, ‘Do not hassle me’. Barbecues, rosé wine… all that… that is what allowed me to reset myself to begin once more. 

“Then, Actual, it went mistaken and that is it.”

Requested if he feels now whether or not leaving Chelsea for Madrid was the proper transfer, Hazard added: “I have been a [Zinedine] Zidane fan since I used to be a toddler. The Bernabeu, the white package… it has a appeal that others haven’t got. Madrid is particular.

“Past that, I do not suppose I slot in. It isn’t like me. It is a bit of a ‘swaggering’ membership and I am not like that. I additionally didn’t like the way in which we performed when you examine it to different golf equipment.

“But it surely was my dream. I could not end my profession with out coming right here.”

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