Monday, September 16, 2019


Chelsea were resigned to losing Eden Hazard in the summer of 2019, and Real Madrid took the opportunity to bring him to the Spanish capital, yet despite only being in the infancy of his Los Blancos career, the Belgian is already noticing several cultural differences to England.



A thigh injury has kept the former Lille prodigy on the sidelines for much of the 2019/20 campaign thus far, but after returning to action against Levante, Hazard is primed and ready to make his first Champions League appearance for Los Merengues.

"At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it's different in Spain," Hazard explained in an interview with UEFA.

"I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything, in England there aren't so many fans.

"Of course, people there like football and everyone be that young people, adults or teenagers are really interested in football, but they aren't so fanatical about their teams."

Having long idolised Zinedine Zidane the player, Hazard now has the opportunity to work closely with the Frenchman, something which Los Blancos' record signing feels privileged to be able to do.

"We have been working together for more than a month and I am very happy," he continued.

"I feel like a small child, not only because of him but because of the other players here.

"I am learning every day and I am getting to know them, it's great to work with a coach that you can feel has been a player when you talk to them, I just need to learn from him."

As the most expensive signing in Real Madrid's history, Hazard was presented in archetypal Galactico fashion, in front of an almost packed Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, an even which has had a profound impact on him.

"It was so special, when I arrived I felt instantly at home on the pitch," he intimated.

"The different thing was the press conference, seeing all the fans and all the screens, the president giving a speech but all the cameras are on you.

"I can't really describe it, it feels quite exciting, but it's nice, however you can feel a little impatient when you see all those people, especially when you're better on the pitch, I just want to let my feet do the talking."

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