Roy Keane achieved levels of ‘Peak Keane’ after claiming he would “kick Eden Hazard up and down the training pitch”.
Crowned Premier League Player of the Year last season, Hazard has horribly underperformed this, with the Belgian failing to score in 23 league games.
The Belgian has also received criticism for his comments made to the media, with Hazard admitting he would struggle to turn down a move to Paris Saint-Germain on the eve of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 tie with the French side.
Speaking to ITV Sport, Keane stopped marginally short of calling Hazard a ‘bloody foreign b*stard’ in a criticism of the winger on Wednesday night.
“I can’t understand these players, he signed an extension of five years only last year, when we saw how brilliant he was… and then he’s coming out with all that nonsense on the eve of a big game,” said Keane.
“If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch. Some of the senior players have got to get hold of him. He’s a talented boy, but his attitude is like a spoilt child. It was absolutely ridiculous.
“You don’t mind some players sometimes being moody, or having their head turned if they think they might be moving, but once you go on that pitch you’ve still got your pride.
“You’re playing for your team-mates, for your club, for your supporters, for your family. You’ve got to go out and perform, and be moody after the game if need be.”