The Real Madrid attacking player has often been lambasted for his lack of zest
Although he’s endured an illustrious career, one built on the foundation of his wordclass displays at Chelsea, Eden Hazard has failed to really up the ante after making the switch to Real Madrid.
Despite sealing what he cited as a dream move, Hazard failed to live upto the colossal expectations accorded from his head. The over 100 million pounds Real Madrid ended up splurging on him look to have gone down the drain for now with Hazard being injured on 11 different occasions in the last couple of years.
Its lead to a horrendous downtick in form with many alluding Hazard’s lack of appetite for his waning career. The player has never been revered as the most passionate or hard working of footballers, a narrative further testified by Felipe Luis who spent time with Hazard at Chelsea.
Luis Makes Shocking Claim About Hazard
The defender spoke about Hazard’s easy go lucky attitude, claiming Hazard was more interested in playing games prior to matches rather than indulging in practice sessions.
“We had great players,” Felipe Luis said.
“Eden Hazard, Fabregas, Diego Costa. Alongside Neymar, Eden’s the best I’ve played with. He’s up there with Messi, winning games alone.
“He didn’t run to defend much, didn’t train well, and five minutes before games he’d be playing Mario Kart in the dressing room.
“He trained and warmed up laces untied. But he’d go out and no one could take the ball. He’d dribble three or four. If opponents got too close, he’d just pull away, so powerful.
“Watching him enjoy football, so intelligent: one-two, combine, go alone; assist, score, everything. Maybe he lacks the ambition to say, ‘I’ll be the world’s best’, because he could be. For talent, the best.”
Hazard’s persistent injuries and listless performances on the pitch look to see him running out of time at Real Madrid. A large section of the club’s ardent supporters has already run out of patience with him with them demanding the player to be sold.