Eden Hazard has finally fulfilled his promise to Real Madrid and returned for pre-season in ‘perfect condition’, according to media outlet Marca.
While celebrating the club’s 14th Champions League triumph last season, Hazard promised to give everything to succeed at Real Madrid next season.
“Madridistas, I’ve been here for three years with many injuries, with many things… But next year I’m going to give it my all for you,” Hazard said.
The £130million signing is definitely on the right path as he has returned to pre-season in perfect condition for the first time in three years.
Hazard is now in tip-top shape, impressing the club and manager Carlo Ancelotti, who plans on using him more next season.
The Belgium international is determined to make it at Real Madrid next season and has reportedly told those close to him that he wants to be a star at Real Madrid. Hazard has ruled out leaving Real Madrid this summer.
Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 for a reported fee of £130million once all bonus payments come into play.
Meanwhile, Ancelotti intends to use Eden Hazard as back-up striker to Karim Benzema next season.
Hazard has struggled since joining Real Madrid from Premier League side Chelsea in the summer of 2019.
According to media outlet AS, Ancelotti is looking to reignite Hazard’s career by deploying him as the team’s centre forward in a false No 9 role when Karim Benzema is rested next season.
Benzema is approaching his 35th birthday and Ancelotti intends to manage the workload of the France international next season.
Benzema won’t play every game for Real next season and Ancelotti intends to play Hazard as the centre-forward next season when Benzema isn’t playing.
In his three seasons at Real Madrid, Hazard has made just 66 appearances, scoring 6 goals despite earning £400,000-a-week after tax at Real Madrid.