Real Madrid star player, Eden Hazard, has described his first season with Los Blancos as his worst season in terms of individual performance.
Real Madrid landed the Belgian number 10 last summer transfer from Premier League side, Chelsea for 115 million euros.
Welcomed by fans of the European giants and seen as the ideal replacement for the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, Hazard endured a torrid season marred by injuries and lack of fitness.
“Certainly there have been injuries, but I hope next year will be better. Although this year has not been a great year for me, to come here and win the championship in the first year, I couldn’t have wished for more.”
“This year, we won this title as a team, because me, individually, i have surely had the worst season of my career.” – He told FranceInfo
Despite securing the Spanish Laliga title with Real, Hazard shares the opinion of many that he made little or no impact leading to the league triumph for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
The 30-year-old attacker scored just one (1) goal ( in Real’s first leg match against Granada) and contributed a paltry four (4) assists all season for Real Madrid.
With Zidane’s men still in contention for UEFA Champions League, many believe that Hazard can still redeem his season by leading Real’s charge in overturning the Round of 16 tie against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
“When you play at Real Madrid, you want to win all the possible titles”
“It has been a weird season. Albeit a good one already, but it can even be better if we can qualify in our champions league round of 16 second leg” – Hazard said.
Eden was absent in February, when Real lost the first leg at home 1-2 to City, and with two weeks of preparation afforded to the Spanish Champions, all eyes will be on the number 7 to help Real Madrid qualify and push for an unprecedented 14 Champions League titles.