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Chelsea: Hazard shrugs off Sarri criticism: "I don't care"

The Belgian striker says he won't let the coach's criticism affect his performance: "I just play my football and I'm always only focused on the team".

Eden Hazard del Chelsea celebra luego de anotar durante un encuentro ante el Tottenham Hotspur.

Eden Hazard was elected Man of the Match in Chelsea's EFL Carabao Cup semi-final triumph against Tottenham last night - the Blues booking a place in the final against Manchester City. After receiving the award, the Belgian forward spoke to Sky and was aked about Maurizio Sarri's comments on the eve of the match in which Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri said Hazard "is a great player but he's no leader". 

Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores against Spurs
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard scores against SpursMATTHEW CHILDSAction Images via Reuters

Hazard "focused on the team"

"To be fair, I don't care. I just play my football, it doesn't matter what the manager says - I'm always focused on the team and I just want to do the best for the team. Andf today I do so. So I'm just happy", Hazard, who grabbed Chelsea's second goal against Spurs, said.

David Luiz celebrates
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David Luiz celebratesBEN STANSALLAFP

Sarri clarifies his words

After the Tottenham game, Sarri tried to redfine what he said before the game: "I didn't attack my players. I only said that we had a problem. I think that, in the last three or four matches, we had a problem. A problem was the motivation, and the other problem was that the players stopped to have fun on the pitch. Our reaction was really very good, but I think we need to have motivation with continuity now".

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