July 18, 2024

Why Hazard didn’t succeed at Real Madrid – Luc Eymael

Former Belgium goalkeeper, Luc Eymael, has explained why Eden Hazard didn’t succeed at Real Madrid.

Hazard arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea a year after Cristiano Ronaldo had left in 2018.

But he struggled to replicate his Chelsea form.

He eventually left last summer after a forgettable injury-plagued spell and retired from professional football.

Explaining why things never worked out for Hazard at Real Madrid, Eymael suggested that the Belgian’s motivation was an issue.

According to him, Hazard was never as disciplined in training as Ronaldo.

“Why Eden stopped his career and why he didn’t do well at Real Madrid, first of all, I think that Real Madrid was too big for Hazard, and I think his motivation was less high than when he was at Chelsea,” Eymael told SportsBoom (via GOAL).

“Hazard has always been a very talented player, but he is a player that is not like Cristiano, like these types of players, like Ibrahimovic or even Olivier (Giroud), these guys here are a bit old, but these players are very disciplined in matters of urging of life and in matters of training.”

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