Hazard admits being a Real Madrid flop


Real Madrid's marquee off-season signing Eden Hazard admits he's flopped in his first season at the club since leaving Chelsea.

The Belgium international signing was seen as the superstar to fill the boots of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo after his high-profile switch from the Premier League.

However, Hazard has endured an injury-hit spell in LaLiga thus far and has been accused of being overweight amidst his continued spells on the sidelines.

With only one goal to his name across all competitions, the 29-year-old admits he's just looking forward to next season, despite the coronavirus suspending the league indefinitely during his latest lay-off.

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"My first season at Madrid is bad, but not everything is bad," Hazard told RTBF.

"It is an adaptation season. I will be judged in the second. It is up to me to be in good shape next year.

"The group is good, I have met new people. For me, it is a great experience. I still have four years of the contract, I hope to be in good shape."

Spain currently has a death toll of 3,647 from COVID-19 with a total of nearly 50,000 cases reported and Hazard admits he's concerned about what's unfolding around the globe.

"I'm not saying I can't catch it, but I'm inside the house, nobody's coming, we can't see anyone," he said.

"I'm a little scared, like everyone else, but I especially have to be careful not to pass it on to others [if I get it], that is the most delicate thing.

"We have to take care of ourselves. I am concerned about weaker people, who have more problems, yes."