Eden Hazard said he “does not care” about criticism from boss Maurizio Sarri after helping Chelsea beat Spurs to reach the Carabao Cup final.
The Belgium forward put the Blues 2-1 up on aggregate as they overturned a first-leg deficit, although they needed penalties to beat Spurs following Fernando Llorente’s goal.
Sarri said Hazard “has to do more” earlier in the week.
After the game, Hazard said:
“It doesn’t matter what the manager said.”
In the build-up to the game, Sarri had also said:
“I prefer him [Hazard] when he speaks with his feet.
“The potential is higher than the performances, I think. He has to respect, first of all, himself.”
When Hazard was asked about Sarri’s comments, he told Sky Sports:
“I don’t care. I just play my football. I just want to do my best for this team.”