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England Nov 15, 2014
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Nov 17, 2013

Hazard: De Bruyne should leave Chelsea

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has urged compatriot and teammate Kevin De Bruyne to leave Stamford Bridge if his playing time continues to dwindle.

Kevin De Bruyne is hoping for regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.
Eden Hazrad believes Kevin De Bruyne could be risking his spot with Belgium by staying with Chelsea.

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The 22-year-old De Bruyne has made only six appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho this season as he struggles to fight his way into a congested Blues’ midfield.

And with next year’s World Cup looming on the horizon, there are fears that De Bruyne could be putting his spot with the Belgian national team at risk with his lack of competitive action.

"If he does not play, it is better for him to leave," Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad. "Playing a World Cup after having not played for a year... is very difficult.

"If we want to get the best from Kevin in the future it is better that he leaves. But he's a big boy. He must make his own choices."

Meanwhile, Hazard has hosed down expectation on Belgium in Brazil, believing the aim for he and his international team-mates is to first progress from their group.

"The first aim must be to survive the first round because we still do not know the draw but we should not be afraid of anyone because we have a very good team," he continued.

"We have no one who has already played in a tournament. The people might expect too much from Belgium."

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