Eden Hazard keen to make things right at Real Madrid after injury-hit season

By PA Sport Staff
PA Media: Sport

Eden Hazard has described his first season at Real Madrid as β€œbad” but insists he still has plenty of time to put things right at the Bernabeu.

The Belgium playmaker joined the Spanish giants from Chelsea last summer for a package that could reportedly end up as much as Β£130million.

The 29-year-old scored just once in 15 appearances during an injury-affected first term in LaLiga before the coronavirus pandemic forced all fixtures to be postponed.

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β€œMy first season at Madrid has been bad but not all of it,” Hazard said in an interview with RTBF, reported by Marca.

β€œIt’s been a season of adaptation. I’ll be judged on the second one.

β€œIt’s up to me to be in good shape next year. The group is good; it’s been a great experience for me. I still have four years on my contract.”

The European Championship has been put back to 2021 because of the Covid-19 crisis, and Hazard insists that will allow him to fully put the ankle injury which has kept him out since February behind him.

β€œWe’ll have another year in 2021, which is a shame, but my ankle will allow me to get back in shape,” he added.

β€œI think it’s difficult for the fans because they want to see an international tournament every summer, which is a shame for them. But I also think there are priorities in life.”

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