Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard says Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was his idol when growing up.

The Belgium international - who has been constantly linked with a move to the Bernabeu - said he is “focused to the maximum” on Chelsea despite the praise he receives from the Los Blancos boss.

"Of course it is. I remember 10 years ago, when he spoke about me for the first time, it was incredible," he said in an interview with Marca.

"You know that he was my idol when I was a boy, I have seen thousands of videos about him and now he is the manager one of the best clubs in the world, so yes, it's a luxury.

"But I don't want to stop, I want to continue working and striving on the pitch and afterwards yes, I love it when people like him speak well of me. In football, you never know. I am happy at Chelsea, and focused to the maximum with them.”

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