New Chelsea signing Eden Hazard is hoping to play alongside his brother Thorgen Hazard sooner rather than later following the youngster’s recent arrival at Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year-old has immediately linked up with the Blues’ under-21 side following his move from French Ligue 2 side Lens, while the senior side regain their fitness on a pre-season tour of the United States.
There are plenty of similarities in the way the two have established themselves as professional footballers, but the £32 million signing claims their playing styles are anything but alike.
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"My brother is not the same as me because he is not someone who dribbles a lot,” he told the official Chelsea website.
“He is more someone who has a passing game in midfield. He can play on the wings also but his best position is in central midfield, a number 10.
“Despite both of us having been at Tubize, we have never played in the same team, so I hope I can play soon alongside my brother in the national team and also for Chelsea.”
The pair have seemingly always been destined for professional football, with their father a former player and their mother playing at the highest domestic level in Belgium, so feedback on their performances has never been an issue.
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"I had my father as a coach for one year and he also followed me after that but not as a coach, more as a fan,” the 21-year-old continued.
“It was really after the game that he was talking, saying what was good about my game and what wasn't.”
And the duo may not be the only members of the Hazard clan on the world footballing scene in the near future, with younger brothers Kylian and Ethan already setting out on the same career path.
“One plays in the youth team at Lille and the other plays in Belgium, but he is still very young, he is enjoying football for the first time so we shall see,” Eden added.
As for sibling rivalry between the four, Eden jokes it will eventually come down to silverware to determine who really was the best player out of the four.
“We will see at the end of our careers. We will see who has won the most trophies," he continued.