Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard, has revealed he texted an apology to Jose Mourinho, following the manager's sacking.
The Belgian endured a tough spell in the first half of the campaign, where he failed to find the back of the net, while Mourinho was shown the door in December.
However, the 2015 PFA Player of the Year admitted that he felt guilty after the Portuguese coach lost his job at Stamford Bridge.
"I sent him the message to say I was sorry he had gone and, well, just that I was sorry," Hazard told the Guardian.
"We'd enjoyed all that success together last season, but this time round we hadn't.
"I felt a little bit guilty because I'd been player of the year. I'd been one of the most decisive players, and this year I'd performed less well.
"I hadn't been at the same level. So I sent that text to Jose and he came back to me, wishing me all the best for the future. For a team of champions to go through what we have this year even I can't explain.
"Things have been better recently, but we're still not winning games quite as we used to. No one can put his finger on what's happened at Chelsea."
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