Updated: Jun 1, 2019
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has backed Eden Hazard to "still wins trophies with Real Madrid" as the Belgian edges closer towards a move to the Spanish capital.
Hazard confirmed he might have played his last game for Chelsea in a 4-1 Europa League final win over Arsenal on Wednesday night in Baku. And, Azpilicueta wished the 28-year-old the best ahead of his proposed move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
"Honestly, the times that he had to cope with the rumours, always going, they put him in a lot of teams," he told a news conference.
“He always showed his desire not to sign for an English team, even if he could have a better contract.
"He has never been a selfish person, he always had this dream to play for Real Madrid and we will see what happens but I think he has been very honest until the last day.
"That's why the fans, they love him, because he didn't play with the club, he didn't push for another contract, just always give his best, he was very clear with the club and that's why the club is so happy with him.
"It's a big opportunity for him. He's been amazing for us and I hope he still wins trophies with Real Madrid."
Hazard has won two Premier League titles, a pair of Europa League crowns, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup during seven seasons at Chelsea.