Eden Hazard: My dream remains to succeed with Real Madrid

Eden Hazard says his ambitions remain to succeed with Real Madrid.

Hazard was signed in 2019 for a club-record fee from Chelsea, however the Belgian’s career at Real Madrid has never taken off, as injuries have limited him to just 66 appearances.

“The coach knows that I still have two years here,” Hazard stated in an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

“The first three years have not gone well. I want to show everyone what I can do. I am focusing on Saturday – the Champions League final against Liverpool – and continue my preparation for the season that’s coming.”

The 31-year-old was also asked about how he feels about representing the Real Madrid badge, something he had publicly professed love for.

“I’m still in my dream, I’ve always dreamed of this,” Hazard responded.

“My life goal has been to play here. My family has always been happy here, [and] even now they are.”

In March, Hazard underwent another operation to remove the plate in his ankle that had been entered during the previous surgery.

The forward stated that the goal was to take time to take care of himself rather than go “too fast,” as was the case in 2021 when trying to speed up recovery times, and that Carlo Ancelotti “fully understood” the situation.

“I feel good, the operation went well. Everyone knows I needed it, I was lucky to be able to do it. I’m [back] just in time for the Champions League final,” added Hazard.

Faced with the prospect of the final, he affirmed that he prepares as if it were any other duel, believing that, while it attracts more attention, “it is the same” on the field.

“I try to laugh and forget about the pressure,” he concluded.

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