HAZARD REVEALS THE HALFTIME TEAM-TALK THAT ENDED TOTTENHAM’S TITLE HOPES

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Last season. Tottenham had to win Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to stay in touch with Leicester City in the title race. Tottenham were on course to getting the victory they needed after goals from Kane and Son Heung Min gave Tottenham a 2-0 lead at half-time.

Chelsea turned the game on its head in the second half with goals from Cahill and Hazard which ended Tottenham’s title hopes and made Leicester City champions.

Hazard has revealed the comeback from Chelsea in the second half was inspired by strong words which were exchanged in the dressing room at halftime.

“That was the best memory of last year because of the rivalry with Tottenham,” Hazard told The Guardian.

“I was on the bench, we were losing 2-0 at the break and had been up against it.

“At halftime, we were in that dressing room saying: ‘lads, it’s 26 years since we lost to Tottenham here. This isn’t the day that record is going to end.’

“It kick-started us. Gary Cahill scored from a corner and then my goal… Even a 2-2 draw felt like a victory because it had been such a difficult season.

“We knew we had wounded our local rivals in Tottenham.

“Leicester were the ones who really enjoyed that night, of course.

“So yes, I have scored the goals that have decided the title in the last two years, but hopefully this season I’ll be scoring one to bring the trophy back to Chelsea.”

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