Real Madrid have offered their support to Eden Hazard, who has stressed on what has been the worst campaign of his career due to injuries.
Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard arrived at the club from Chelsea during the summer transfer window for a fee around the 100 million euro mark. However, the Belgium international has had a tumultuous campaign and even the player himself said that the year was his worst from an individual standpoint.
Eden Hazard has scored just one goal and has assisted seven across all competitions, a rather substandard return for a player of his calibre. In all fairness, injuries have taken a massive toll on the player’s fitness and a busy run of fixtures after lockdown meant that Zinedine Zidane was resistant in risking his marquee signing.
The former Chelsea superstar has already been injured for nearly five months this season and was one of the most fouled players in La Liga. With the UEFA Champions League looming large, expectations will be on the Belgian’s shoulders to deliver but more so heading into the next season which everyone hopes will be a fresh start.
Diario GOL has reported that the club and the player have mutually identified the reason that’s preventing Hazard from peaking as he was expected to. The 29-year-old has agreed to the fact that his diet wasn’t at its best last summer and arriving overweight into the season caused him many issues which eventually transcended to injuries.
Los Merengues are willing to give Eden Hazard the time he requires ahead of next season to rejuvenate and support him in any way possible. Therefore, they have offered the player a personal dietician who will help him stay fit. The instructor will be at the forward’s disposal at demand hoping that a corner is turned before September, when La Liga 2020/21 kicks off.
Hazard coming out with all guns firing is imperative for the club as well as for the player himself. Real Madrid have seen Karim Benzema shoulder the scoring burden for large parts of the season and his Belgian teammate hasn’t been able to assist in a significant way. Gareth Bale has been a waste, whereas Luka Jovic has failed to settle in as well.
Next season it’s likely that Hazard will be back to his brilliant best and it’s an alarming need for the left winger. With Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio furiously knocking on Zizou’s door for more minutes, the pressure on the 100 million man to perform is unreal and Hazard has to prove to the world what he is made up of.
A Champions League fixture at the Etihad Stadium could be a test of Eden Hazard’s credentials at Real Madrid on the biggest stage. The player must show to the fans and Zidane how he has taken the short-term rest after La Liga and lack of minutes to avoid injury relapses, so there’s no bigger occasion really than the Manchester City outing.
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