Eden Hazard says that the biggest difference between Chelsea and Real Madrid are the fans when asked to compare between his old and current club.
Eden Hazard was arguably the biggest transfer of the season when he moved from Chelsea to Real Madrid in the summer. Los Blancos shelled out £130 million in June to prise him out of Chelsea’s hands and the Belgian says that he has already noticed the difference between the two sides.
Per Independent, Eden Hazard, when asked about the cultural difference between his previous and current side, said:
“I think that here the fans are really fans.
“In England there are not so many fans. People there like football and everyone, young people, adults, teenagers, are really interested in their football, but they are not so fanatical about their teams.”
“At the time I was in Chelsea and we lost, we were disappointed as were the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster.
“It is different in Spain. Football is everything to them and it is up to the players to give everything.”
“When you are at Real Madrid, even if it is my first year, talking to the fans, they always expect you to win the Champions League.
“That is why I think there is so much expectation placed on this competition and that is why the club has won it more than any other team.”
Hazard the loyal soldier
Eden Hazard has said before that he had long dreamt about playing for Real Madrid. However, despite the interest from the club, Hazard never threw a tantrum; or forced his club to agree to the transfer. Instead he served the Blues for 7 long years; performing out of his skin for them, day in and day out.
It is therefore very unlikely that the Londoners will turn their backs on him for this comment. After all, in a world where every summer, a player throws his toys out of the pram for not being given the transfer he desires, Hazard displayed utmost professionalism and loyalty to a club that helped him earn his name and fame.
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