The Belgian skipper is ready for the Galacticos by helping them scale through the group stage of the European top clubs’ competition after his first minutes for the season.
Hazard, who expressed the belief made his long-awaited return from injury in the 2-2 draw against the Bundesliga opponent away from home. Madrid lost their opening game 3-2 against Shaktar Donestk.
The La Liga champions secured a draw through a stunning comeback in the game against the German opposition after going two goals down. Marcus Thuram had put the Bundesliga side two goals up with a first-half brace before Hazard helped spark the fightback with his entrance as a substitute coming prior to Karim Benzema keeping the match alive with a goal in the 87th minute before Casemiro struck the equaliser deep into stoppage time.
Eden Hazard delighted to be back in action for Real Madrid
The Belgium international has played only 22 games for the Galacticos, scoring one goal since his move to the club from Chelsea. Due to injuries, he has been unable to make an appearance this campaign before coming on yesternight.
Expressing his delight on return to the pitch, Hazard explained that the result against Gladbach felt like a win despite only salvaging a point.
“I’m here to play football, so after two or three months off the pitch, I’m so happy. I just want to play football. That’s why I’m here.
“It’s like three points, but it’s not three points. We showed great character because to be 2-0 down, with just five minutes to play, I think we could score one more.
“I could score one more, but I missed, but it felt like three points, like a victory,” Hazard told CBS.
The result leaves Madrid rooted to the bottom of the group after Shakhtar played a goalless draw against Inter Milan.
The Ukrainian club is topping the log with four points, followed by the Bundesliga club with two points and Inter with goals difference separating the sides.
While noting that the club went through the same patch last season, Hazard said it is more of the reason they need to be confident of progression. He however warned that the upcoming match against Inter will be a battle.
“[The start is] not that good, to be fair, but last year we showed after two games and one point we can go through.
“We now have four games to lay, next one against Inter which is not so easy, but we are Real Madrid and we must show we can go through.”