FK Akhmat assistant manager, Yaya Toure has come out to say that Eden Hazard’s big bum is the reason the ball stays glued to him. He recently revealed that people joke about Hazard’s bum a lot, but it is actually an advantage.
According to him, Hazard is still a very dangerous player despite his recent injuries, and he has remained a threat on the ball till now.
He added that other wide players like Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero use their bums to their advantage as well, but Hazard is king at doing that.
His words, “It has almost become a joke how big his bum is, but it is very important to how he plays football.”
“Hazard is so dangerous that when the ball comes to him, he has maybe less than five seconds before the opposition is on him – I know from my time at City, you want to limit his time on the ball.”
“When the ball arrives at Hazard, he can already sense the opponent coming towards him, so he waits until the last moment and uses his bum to block them.”
“It pushes the opponent away – almost like a punch – and then, when he has opened up that space between him and the defender, he will power away and start the attack.”
“Other wide players use their bums this way, such as Antoine Griezmann for France, and you might see Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero use this at the Copa America, but there is no one better at it than Eden Hazard.”
“The way he can control the ball after using his bum, the way he uses his bum and his body and his hips to protect the ball when defenders run at him, the way he can turn in any direction turn after the impact… it is unbelievable.”
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