Real Madrid did not make a bad decision when it comes to signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea and shattering their transfer record to do that. The Belgian had established himself as a Premier League legend during his seven years at Stamford Bridge and was one of the best players in the world at that point of time. On the other hand, following Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus the summer earlier, Real Madrid did not have a real superstar in their team. So, Hazard ticked all the boxes and when the move was made, most fans were ecstatic.
The situation of Eden Hazard at Real Madrid is a strange one. We all know what he was once capable of but we have never been able to see it in the Royal White jersey. Injuries have played their part in making his Spanish journey difficult and even though he seems to be fully fit and recovered now, it might just be a bit too late.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly planning to use Eden Hazard as a false number nine next season. The 31-year-old again found it difficult to show his best form for Los Blancos during the 2021-22 campaign, managing only one goal and two assists in 23 appearances in all competitions. In total, the Belgium international has scored six times and registered 10 assists in 66 appearances for Real Madrid, largely struggling at Bernabeu since his big-money move from Chelsea in July 2019.
Hazard still has more than two years left to run on his contract, though, and he will be staying with the La Liga and European champions this summer despite the speculation surrounding his future. According to AS, Ancelotti is planning to deploy the Belgian as a false number nine next season in the matches where Karim Benzema needs a rest. The report claims that the position on the left of the attack is now closed due to Vinicius Junior’s form, while Rodrygo and Federico Valverde are ahead of him for the spot on the right. Continue reading
Real Madrid playmaker Eden Hazard has been dropped from the Belgium squad ahead of their final World Cup 2022 qualifier against hosts Wales in Group E. Eden Hazard and four others were dropped from the squad with a place at the World Cup tournament in Qatar already sealed.
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has found it hard to ride on his luck in recent years and has suffered a lot from different injury problems that have hampered his career. Since moving from Chelsea to Real Madrid some months ago, the Belgium international forward has not lived up to expectations and continues to owe the Spanish La Liga giants and their fans consistency on the pitch. His time at the club, which is now considered by many to be a disaster, has continued to hit rock-bottom and even though he has been trying hard to get it back on track, the injuries keep coming back.
Real Madrid have been boosted with the news that Eden Hazard will return to their squad for the crucial Madrid Derby clash at the home of Atletico Madrid, who are the pacesetters inthe Spanish La Liga this term. Real Madrid were the Spanish La Liga winners from last term and it would be difficult to retain their league title if they can’t hand Atletico Madrid a big psychological blow in the title race with an away win when the two teams meet at the new Wanda Metropolitano.
Real Madrid have been boosted with the return to training of Eden Hazard, who has missed the last two games in the Spanish La Liga. Eden Hazard has struggled with several muscular injuries since his transfer to Real Madrid at the start of last season. Eden Hazard was at Chelsea before Real Madrid made him their club record signing at the initial fee of €100m but he has not been at a level close to the high level of performance shown at Chelsea. Eden Hazard was a key player for Chelsea throughout his seven-year stay at the club on the back of his move from French team Lille. Chelsea paid £32m to sign him from Lille in the summer of 2019.
Eden Hazard concedes he might at present want to join Real Madrid however could yet be convinced to remain at Chelsea. Belgium worldwide has been connected with a step to the Bernabe Santiago for quite a while and has recently communicated enthusiasm for a change to LA Liga.
Eden Hazard is an asset for his team but his presence does make it challenging in the way of opportunities opening up for others. That is what is being inferred for the ace player of Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi as per experts like Michael Owen. It is often that players do not find the right opening in their team which is also a reason for their talents not being fully exploited. This is in case of Callum Hudson currently whose progression is now in question.
The 27-year-old missed three matches because of the back injuries and on Thursday evening he made his first start since October 20th with Manchester United. Eden Hazard cannot play a full 90 minutes for Chelsea until after the international break against Tottenham. Hazard played for 62 minutes when Chelsea advanced to Europa League knockout stages with victory at BATE Borisov in Belarus, returning as a replacement last Sunday’s victory over Crystal Palace.