Eden Hazard says he won’t leave Real Madrid “as a failure” Belgian winger looking forward to return to Santiago Bernabeu after injury problems. Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for a club-record fee of £86m in June 2019. 30-year-old has been unable to live up to that price tag due to a string of niggling injuries.
WHAT’S BEEN SAID?
“I’m just myself when I can live it up on the pitch. That hasn’t occurred over the most recent two years at Madrid,” Hazard disclosed to Het Nieuwsblad.
“ON THE OFF CHANCE THAT YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF WOUNDS YOU CAN FLIP THE SWITCH, YOU RECUPERATE TO RETURN MORE GROUNDED, YET IN THE EVENT THAT IT’S FIVE, SIX, SEVEN IT’S CONSIDERABLY MORE TROUBLESOME INTELLECTUALLY. YET, I CONTINUE ONWARD.”
Inquired as to whether he has at any point mulled over leaving Real, the previous Chelsea winger reacted: “It didn’t happen to me briefly that it would be better for me to leave.
“I will not leave there as a disappointment. I just need to show that I’m made for Real Madrid.
“THE MOST RECENT TWO YEARS HAVE BEEN TROUBLESOME, I’VE BEEN AT MADRID WITHOUT TRULY BEING AT MADRID, YOU KNOW… WE’VE PLAYED IN AN ARENA WITHOUT FANS, AND I ENDORSED TO PLAY AT A FULL BERNABEU.”
HAZARD’S RECORD AT REAL
Danger has been limited to only 43 appearances across all rivalries during his initial two seasons at Real, while missing an aggregate of 60 games through injury.
The Belgium global just has five objectives and six helps to his name up until now yet got a La Liga champs’ award in 2019-20.
DANGER ON CHUCKLING AFTER REAL’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE EXIT
Peril proceeded to address the analysis he got in the wake of being seen chuckling with Chelsea team Edouard Mendy and Kurt Kouma after Real were beaten 2-0 by the Blues in the second leg of their Champions League semi-last at Stamford Bridge last term.
The Blancos were eventually taken out 3-1 on total and Hazard saw his dependability to their motivation addressed, yet he asserts the episode was made a huge deal about.
“That was terrible, yes,” he said when requested to review the photos. “What [Edouard] Mendy and [Kurt] Zouma said wasn’t even interesting… On the off chance that there was one game I needed to win, it was against my previous club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“I WAS ASTONISHED WHEN I SAW THE PICTURES. I GOT SOME CALLS [FROM REAL MADRID TEAMMATES]. YET, TRULY, IT’S A DECENT GATHERING OF PLAYERS, THAT IS ONE REASON I NEED TO REMAIN, THE ENVIRONMENT IS GREAT.”