Thorgan and Eden Hazard sometimes share the pitch when they play for Belgium together. But if the Borussia Mönchengladbach winger gets his wish, that’s they only time that’ll happen.
The younger Hazard has started the 2018-19 Bundesliga campaign brightly. So naturally, bigger European clubs have interest in his services. Chelsea, where older brother Eden plays, appears to be one of them. But Thorgan doesn’t want to play on the same club team as his brother. And he wants to make that clear.
“We already play together for Belgium, even if we are sometimes not on the pitch together sadly,” he told German TV channel Sport1 (via ESPN’s Liam Twomey) this week. “It’s a good feeling to play for your country alongside your brother.”
In nine appearances for BMG this season, Thorgan has five goals and three assists. Meanwhile, Eden leads the Premier League thus far with seven goals in Chelsea’s first nine matches. However, the younger brother doesn’t stop there.
“…But, honestly? It would be difficult to play for one club with my brother. He is a bigger player than I am. I can learn a lot from him and must work hard to improve,” Thorgan continues. “…I am just not as talented and must work hard to learn the things he might learn much faster. … being totally honest here. Moreover, Eden has worked a lot on himself in the past year. He’s in top form and wants to win the title with Chelsea.”
If nothing else, Thorgan seems like he just wants to be as honest as possible here. He’s not a bad footballer; that much is true. And he’s getting better, as his performances with BMG this season show. But it seems like he doesn’t want to have to deal with the pressure of playing alongside his brother.
We can assume clubs will be circling once the January transfer window opens. But right now, there’s no reason BMG would sell. Despite their 3-1 loss to Freiburg on Friday, they’re currently second in the Bundesliga standings on 17 points.
Still, get ready for the bids.