Hazard: Hiddink defends him from critics

Hazard: Hiddink defends him from critics

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Eden Hazard was booed off by some of the home crowd at Stamford Bridge when he was substituted in the second half for a probable hip injury. The Belgian anyway didn’t give one of his best performances and Paris Saint Germain knocked out of Champions League him and Chelsea.

Blues boss Hiddink said the player was struggling with a physical problem and also played down Hazard swapping shirts with Di Maria just at half-time. He said: “I haven’t seen it, but I am aware of it. It should not be done, but in some countries it is usual after a game or at half-time, and maybe they are both used to doing it. I don’t want to see a bad thought behind that. It’s not a big issue. I don’t overvalue this issue. There’s no bad intention.”