Eden Hazard has given his refreshing take on footballers earning a lot of money.
The Chelsea star is one of the highest paid players at Stamford Bridge, earning an estimated £200,000 per week and in line to get £300k per week if he signs a new contract soon.
So he’s not short of a few shekels, as are the majority of players operating at the top level across Europe.
While some aren’t shy in showing off their money, Hazard takes a low key approach to living his life off the pitch.
And that’s down to his opinion on his job and earning plenty of money.
Speaking while away on international duty with Belgium this week, Hazard produced this brilliant line:
That’s Eden Hazard. “I’m lucky to have a job that allows me to earn a lot of money. But I don’t flaunt it. It shows a lack of respect towards those who earn less.” (RTL/TVI) pic.twitter.com/VJAcMTV3Td
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) November 9, 2017
It’s refreshing to read comments like that from a player, particularly one as high profile as Hazard.
And it should strike a chord with supporters who have become disillusioned with football due to the massive amounts of money being spent on teams.
Hopefully Hazard’s approach can rub off on some others.