The former Lille star was as stunned as anyone that di Matteo was fired, having won the Champions League during his six months in charge.
“He has shown in recent months that he was a great coach”, Hazard told L’Equipe.
“He is on the bench and not on the pitch. So perhaps it should be we who are placed on the spot. But we cannot say that we are in a crisis.”
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