Mourinho has made Hazard a scapegoat… Chelsea boss MUST back Belgian

first_imgJose Mourinho has been urged to put his trust in Eden Hazard in order to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around.Hazard, the reigning PFA Player of the Year, has endured a severe dip in form this season.He has scored just once in 11 games and was hauled off after an hour on Saturday against Liverpool as the Blues crashed to a sixth Premier League defeat.But Cascarino believes Mourinho should shoulder the blame for the Belgian’s recent struggles, and says the Chelsea boss must start showing faith in the playmaker.“Jose been critical of Hazard and has made him one of the scapegoats for what has happened,” the ex-Chelsea striker said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Eden Hazard now is looking for the substitution. If he is doing things that are not quite right, a bad ball, he knows his number is coming up. He is looking at the sidelines.“Jose should be saying to him, ‘I’m not taking you off today, you are staying on for 90 minutes and I am going to let you do what I know you can do’.“Eden Hazard is the one of the biggest players for Chelsea who can change the outcome of a football match and now he is looking over at the sidelines wondering if he is going to be subbed.”Saturday’s loss to Liverpool intensified speculation over Mourinho’s future, with many newspaper reports suggesting he has two games to save his job.But Cascarino believes the Portuguese – the most successful manager in Chelsea’s history – can turn things around if given time.He continued: “It’s the biggest week of Jose’s career. The results this week will determine whether he will stay for a longer period. Can he do it? Of course he can.“He has been an incredible manager. No one doubts Jose – will all owe know that he is that good.”last_img