Antonio Rudiger begs Hazard not to dump Chelsea this summer

Antonio Rudiger begs Hazard not to dump Chelsea this summer

- The Blues claimed their only title of the season after beating Manchester United 1-0 at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday

- Belgian attacker Eden Hazard scored the only goal of the game from the spot kick after being fouled by Phil Jones

- However, Germany international Antonio Rudiger has told the match winner to remain at the Stamford Bridge

Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has reportedly told his teammate Eden Hazard not to ditch the Blues this summer according to Tribal Football.

The 27-year-old scored from the spot kick to ensure Stamford Bridge outfit beat Manchester United at Wembley Stadium and win their only silverware this season.

Though, they will not be playing in the Champions League next term, the German defender believes Hazard is still very much needed as they campaign in the Europa League next season.

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What is also not sure is if they will still be managed by their Italian manager Antonio Conte, who’s had a terrible season with his employers.

While reacting to questions about his future, the Belgium international says he is more focused on the World Cup at the moment.

"Now we have to focus, we have the World Cup, we have some holiday now," Hazard said. "Then just focus. We don't talk about next season, we talk about holiday and World Cup."

While the TV interview was ongoing, Rudiger interrupted to say: "Eden, stay! We need you to stay!"

In reply to the German’s request, Hazard said: "I need Antonio Rudiger to play like this every game, then I stay. I promise.

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"It's a great feeling today. We lost the final last year, we didn't play a good season this year, but we finish well. I'm just happy for the boys, for the fans today, it's a great feeling.

"Of course we want to finish the season with trophy, so we couldn't finish in the top four, we couldn't have Champions League next season but now we have something to celebrate this season."

Hazard scored 12 league goals in 34 appearances, while his tally in all competitions stands at 17 – with one title to show for it.

Having joined the Blues from Lille in the summer of 2012, he has won two Premier League titles, one Europa League Cup and other domestic trophies.

However, he has been heavily linked with a move to join Real Madrid this summer, meanwhile his current contract with the Blues expires in the summer of 2020, and he has refused to extend his contract with the club.

Legit.ng previously reported that Hazard scored the only goal that lifted them above Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

The 27-year-old carefully converted a spot kick after being fouled in the 22ndd minute of the encounter to earn his side their only title this season after finishing outside of the tour four teams in the league.

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Source: Legit.ng

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