Jose Mourinho hints at Eden Hazard captain role

The Chelsea boss believes that the Belgium international has a lot of sporting and human qualities to wear the captain’s armband for the Blues

At the age of 35, John Terry might not last on the field for long and the player has himself stated that after two years, he might consider retiring from the game altogether. This will bound to leave a huge leadership gap in the team and Jose Mourinho has already started listing candidates for the team’s captain’s armband.

While talking to reporters, the Blues boss stated that he sees Hazard as the club’s future captain and added that the former Lille man is an exemplary role model for the club.

He told Standard Sport: “On the pitch he leads. He is not afraid to take responsibility. He is not afraid to get the team in a dark situation and bring blue sky again for the team. He is not afraid of this.

“He is a guy with great discipline. He is not the kind of guy you see setting bad examples and so on.

“So I think he can be a leader. His ambition is coming, he is also the vice-captain of the Belgian national team. He is in his fourth season at Chelsea so he didn’t arrive yesterday.”