Conte reveals conversation with Roberto Martinez to discuss Hazard’s call-up

Conte reveals conversation with Roberto Martinez to discuss Hazard’s call-up

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he had a phone call with Belgium head-coach Roberto Martinez to discuss Eden Hazard‘s call-up with the national team.

The Italian manager said after Everton clash: “I had a conversation with Roberto Martinez yesterday and I think now it could be positive for Eden to go with the national team and have the training sessions, and then maybe to have the possibility to play a part of the game with Gibraltar”.

“I told Roberto if I can help him I am ready to do this – Conte added – In my past I was a coach of a national team and I know very well that this task is not easy but also for Eden, I talked with him and he is happy to go”.

Conte admitted he spoke also with Hazard himself: “He is the Belgium captain and the most important thing is to continue to work and improve and then after the international break, to have the possibility to have him on the bench and to start to think of him as a new player for Chelsea this season.’