Hazard admits he's struggled in debut season for champions Real Madrid

‘I have surely had the worst season of my career individually’: Eden Hazard admits he’s struggled in debut season for champions Real Madrid after big-money move from Chelsea last year

  • Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea last summer for £88million
  • The Belgian had much expectation but has struggled with injuries in Spain
  • The 29-year-old has featured just 16 times in the league for Zinedine Zidane
  • Despite Hazard struggling Los Blancos were still named champions of LaLiga 

Eden Hazard admitted his first season for LaLiga champions Real Madrid has been the worst of his career after failing to to impress since his big-money move from Chelsea last summer.

The Belgian’s move to the Spanish giants was the highest profile move of last summer after ending an eight year spell with the Blues to move to Spain for an £88million fee potentially rising to £150m.

After much expectation on the mercurial winger it has been a tough season for him, where injuries have restricted him to just 16 league appearances. 

Eden Hazard has admitted that his first season for Real Madrid has been his worst so far

Despite being unable to call on the 29-year-old for much of the season, Zinedine Zidane’s Real were still confirmed as LaLiga champions for the first time in three years this season. 

But despite being able to add a league title to his medal collection, Hazard gave an honest assessment of his season from a personal point of view.

‘This year, we collectively won this league title, but I have surely had the worst season of my career individually,’ Hazard told France Info.

The Belgian sealed a big-money move last summer but has struggled with injuries this season

In those 16 times Hazard has featured in the league, he has just a solitary goal and six assists to show for it.

The French manager has managed to get the best out of this Real Madrid without the influence of Hazard, who was signed as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after he left to join Juventus in 2018.

Despite Hazard playing a bit-part role, Real Madrid were crowned champions of LaLiga

Hazard says the success that Zidane has managed to achieve at Madrid this season shows how he is starting to reach the heights as a manager as he did as a player. 

 ‘We all know Zidane as a player, he was the best. As a coach, we don’t even need to describe him anymore. He has shown, in just a few years, that he is already one of the best coaches’, Hazard added.

The 29-year-old has praised manager Zidane for winning their first league title in three years

‘As a coach, he is like when he was a player. He is a simple person who knows how to say things at the right time. He trusts his players and his players trust him, that’s why it works.’

Los Blancos were confirmed as champions after a 2-1 victory allowed them to wrestle the title from rivals Barcelona, who fell to a shock defeat by the same scoreline at home to Osasuna. 

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