The Belgian midfielder was no longer obsessed with injuries. His return is giving strength to Real Madrid to win La Liga prize.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, no rookie from Real Madrid has attracted fans to watch the launch ceremony as Hazard. It is a contract worth 100 million euros and inherited the legendary number 7 shirt.
After failing in the 2019/20 season, President Florentino Perez and the members of the management decided. That Hazard would be a big star to bring Real Madrid back to glory. That message is also supported by Real Madrid fans.
Everyone knows coach Zinedine Zidane wants to bring Hazard back to Real Madrid a few years ago. That happened when Hazard was at his peak at the age of 28.
Before his arrival at the Bernabeu, Hazard helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles. After the launch ceremony, he is expected to be the perfect complement and help Real Madrid to ease Ronaldo’s nostalgia.
Hazard could not lose weight fast despite receiving the harsh lesson plan of the new fitness coach Gregory Dupont. He lags in pre-season, especially in a 3–7 loss to Atletico.
At that time, Zidane coach assured Hazard that he would regain his form when entering the new season. However, the French strategist’s plan was shattered when Hazard was injured before the opening of La Liga.
In his debut match, Hazard came on as a substitute, playing 30 minutes. And he didn’t make any mark even though Real Madrid won 3-2 against Levante. At the first kick, he continued to receive more shock when Real Madrid lost 0-3 to PSG in the Champions League group stage.
Hazard was rested and recovered before returning to play in mid-February 2020. Immediately, he created the mutation and brought a penalty to help Real Madrid 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo. However, whenever Hazard reached the perfect state to play the best football, his sublimation was stopped.
Just a week later, Hazard fell to the pitch again with a broken foot bone. This time, he was forced to undergo surgery and continued his long term absence.
Hazard’s statistics have dropped significantly. Last season at Chelsea, he scored 21 goals and had 17 assists in 52 matches. This season, in addition to penalties brought back to Real Madrid, Hazard scored only one goal after 1124 minutes of play.