Eden Hazard played in Belgium’s 5-2 victory over Estonia (the football news) but he isn’t playing much for Real Madrid. New Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has omitted to give Hazard enough playing time at the club level. And finally, frustrated, Hazard reached out to Ancelotti about lacking game time at Real Madrid after La Liga has begun.
The Real Madrid playmaker did not score goals as Belgium came from behind to beat Estonia, but he did assist.
He then quit the pitch in the 74th minute, giving way to a substitute to play.
And now, before this World Cup qualifier game, that is, he spoke about his situation at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Hazard Reached Out to Ancelotti about Lacking Game Time
According to Mundo Deportivo, Eden Hazard actually sent a message to Carlo Ancelotti.
Hazard wrote the letter because Ancelotti left him on the bench in Madrid’s final game before the international break.
“It’s not true that I’m unhappy at Madrid,” he said in this message. “I’m very happy at the club but you know that a player is happy when he plays and scores. I’ve not played much nor have I scored, but that doesn’t affect my affection for the club. I’m happy in Madrid, I like the life I lead there. The situation has been complicated by covid-19, with injuries, but a footballer is happy when he plays. It’s easy to be happy when you score goals.”
Hazard moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer of 2019. During his time at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian established himself as one of the best forwards in the world.
But he has been unable to replicate that form in the Spanish capital.
As he mentioned in the message, a string of injuries has stymied his progress, making it difficult to gain momentum.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti took over as manager from Zinedine Zidane this summer after the Frenchman decided to leave Real Madrid.
The Italian is known for bringing out the best in his players. And this is why many fans believe he will be able to restore Eden Hazard’s and Gareth Bale’s former glories.
Finally, Madrid has won two of their three matches this season, defeating Alaves 4-1 and Real Betis 1-0. The third game was a tie, with Real drawing 3-3 with Levante, still, so far, they are leading La Liga.