Belgium’s Eden Hazard is open to departing Real Madrid at the end of the season. The 31-year-old forward is still enjoying himself in Spain, though he obviously wishes to play more. Hazard hopes to demonstrate his abilities during the forthcoming World Cup.
Hazard moved to Real Madrid for a record sum in 2019, but he has yet to become the star he was in the Premier League for years. Nonetheless, he likes going to the club daily. “I live for soccer. Of course, it’s difficult if you don’t play, but I enjoy it here because there are so many good players and so many great people. I want to train and play with them. Even better if I can assist the squad. I can’t accomplish it right now, but I’ll keep giving my all,” the former Chelsea man said.
Belgium’s Eden Hazard open to extending contract
Hazard explains why he has yet to thrive at Los Blancos in an interview with Marca, which the publication claims is his first conversation with a Spanish media since joining Real. “I don’t believe anyone failed. There are moments in life when you are unlucky in a game or with an injury…. You can modify your approach to life, but I think a lot of it has been poor luck,” he says in a section about his injuries as well as the Corona problem.
Hazard claims that he has performed at a high level in the Premier League for years at Chelsea without being hurt. As a result, he does not doubt his own abilities, even when he recognises that they exist in the outside world after months on the sidelines. The 122-time international sees the World Championship in Qatar as his final opportunity to prove himself. “I need to demonstrate to all that I can still play football. People have begun to doubt my talents, but not me,” he states emphatically.
The World Cup in Qatar might also be an opportunity for Hazard to shine, but leaving in January is not an option for him. “I have a family and I enjoy living in the city. However, leaving throughout the summer is a possibility. After this, I have one year left on my contract; the decision is up to the club. If the club tells me I have to go, I have to accept it because that’s how it works. But I’d like to play more and demonstrate what I’m capable of, that I’m a terrific player,” Hazard concluded.