Very often injured, Eden Hazard still does not meet the expectations of Real Madrid. The attacking midfielder disappointed again against Athletic Bilbao (2-1 defeat) on Thursday in the semifinals of the Supercopa de Espana.
In Spain, no one considers Eden Hazard as a possible successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid winger, who arrived in the summer of 2019 overweight, had seriously injured an ankle for his first season with the Merengue. And spends most of his second exercise in the infirmary since he played only 10 games in all competitions, for two small goals scored. Suddenly, after having smashed him for months, the Spanish press, of which Frédéric Hermel is part, now treats him as an ordinary player.
« He’s been getting screwed by the press for months. He gets shot. It is worse than the critics is that today there is a kind of indifference, described RMC’s Madrid correspondent. He arrived with seven extra pounds. He did not understand that he was at Real, and above all he did not understand that he was in La Liga. In Spain, being technically good is not enough, you have to be strong physically. “However, his teammates and his trainer Zinédine Zidane continue to support him.
The difference with Bale
« He’s very loved in the locker room, he’s a great guy. A guy believes it too, it’s Zidane, said the journalist. Gareth Bale, for example, had a bad attitude and we said that it would end up stopping. Except that Hazard is very popular in the locker room, he works well in training, he is serious, he is a good guy. He hasn’t got the hang of it yet, but you feel that technically he sees football better than the others. “Remember that the French coach is at the origin of his recruitment for 100 M €, hence the obligation to defend him …