Eden Hazard: ‘This has been the worst season of my career’

Eden Hazard expected more from his first season at Real Madrid. The Belgian winger completed a dream move from Chelsea last summer worth €100m but was unable to hold down to a first place spot due to several injuries, restricting him to 21 appearances in all competitions.

Hazard is also set to miss Real Madrid’s final league game of the season on Sunday due to a minor injury. Looking back at his first season at Madrid, Hazard is not happy with his contribution despite winning La Liga. “This year, we collectively won this league title, but I have surely had the worst season of my career individually.”

Asked how important Zinedine Zidane is for Real Madrid, Hazard said: “We all know Zidane as a player, he was the best. As a coach, we don’t even need to describe him anymore. He has shown, in just a few years, that he is already one of the best coaches. As a coach, he is like when he was a player. He is a simple person who knows how to say things at the right time. He trusts his players and his players trust him, that’s why it works.”