Chelsea midfielder, Eden Hazard, has revealed that he sent Jose Mourinho a text to apologize, after the coach was sacked in December.
The Belgian was crowned PFA Player of the Year, as the Blues clinched the Premier League title last season, but has experienced a dip in form this term.
Hazard did not score his first goal of the season until the end of January – a penalty against Championship side, MK Dons.
“I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and, well, just that I was sorry,” Hazard told the Guardian. “We’d enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn’t.
“I felt a little bit guilty because I’d been player of the year. I’d been one of the most decisive players, and this year I’d performed less well.
“I hadn’t been at the same level. So I sent that text to Jose and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future. For a team of champions to go through what we have this year even I can’t explain.
“Things have been better recently, but we’re still not winning games quite as we used to. No one can put his finger on what’s happened at Chelsea.”