Judge me in my Second Season At Real Madrid, Eden Hazard Tells Critics

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Belgian international and Real Madrid player, Eden Hazard has admitted that he has not been in a good shape since he arrived at Bernabeu a season ago. He, however, believes that though the world has seen his weaknesses in the colours of the Spanish La Liga giant, he still has the fire of a football great in him.

Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid in June 2019. He signed a five-year deal with the club which would tie him to the club until June 30, 2024. The Belgian was officially presented at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium on June 13, 2019, after completing a medical test.

Before leaving the English Premier League for the La Liga, Hazard practically carried the Chelsea Football Club on his shoulder, acting as the club’s playmaker and talisman.

Hence, when he arrived at Real Madrid, the whole world thought the club has finally gotten a replacement for its talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club for Juventus in Italy.

Unfortunately for the club, Hazard who was signed to the club for a fee of €100 million in order to fill the void created by the exit of Ronaldo, became an instant flop. He became a regular customer when it comes to being injured even during trainings.

Before coronavirus pandemic put the almost concluded season to a halt, the Belgian has managed to score only one goal and made five assists from 15 appearances in all competitions.

This has made him a subject of ridicule in both mainstream and social media, especially in Spain. However, the 29-year-old player believes that is best is yet to come as he has already started previewing the coming La Liga season.

Hazard told RTBF that though his first season at Real Madrid was bad, yet, “not everything is bad”. He described his first season at the club as an “adaptation season”.

He said, “I will be judged in the second. It is up to me to be in good shape next year.

“The group is good, I have met new people. For me, it is a great experience. I still have four years of the contract, I hope to be in good shape.”

Eden Hazard Express His Fear over COVID-19

Eden Hazard Express His Fear over COVID-19

On the outbreak of the coronavirus in Spain which has led to the death of at least 3,647 people, with a total of nearly 50,000 confirmed cases, the footballer said he is as scared as everyone else.

The player expressed his worry about the weaker people in Spain, urging everyone to be careful not to allow the continuous person to person transmission of the deadly disease.

“I’m not saying I can’t catch it, but I’m inside the house, nobody’s coming, we can’t see anyone,” he said. “I’m a little scared, like everyone else, but I especially have to be careful not to pass it on to others [if I get it], that is the most delicate thing.

“We have to take care of ourselves. I am concerned about weaker people, who have more problems, yes.”

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