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here’s why the Devil remained on the bench during the European Super Cup


Four missed opportunities. This is how we could summarize the results of the finals played (or rather watched) by Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. Indeed, in three years, the Brainois has not yet appeared once with the Merengues jacket during these major meetings. Last missed meeting to date: this Wednesday, on the occasion of the European Supercup…

However, all the signals seemed to be green for the captain of our national team. Back in better shape than ever from the summer break, the Belgian spent the summer impressing the Madrid staff. Even if the young Federico Valverde had the coach’s favor to complete the attacking trio (with the unstoppable Vinicius and Benzema) at kick-off, Eden Hazard seemed very well on his way to benefiting from a little playing time this Wednesday. But nothing came of it, the Belgian stayed on the bench from the first to the last second…

However, if we are to believe the revelations of our colleagues from the AS newspaper, Carlo Ancelotti had his reasons for not giving time on the meadow to the former Lille resident. Indeed, the Italian tactician considered that this Super Cup was the culmination of last season. He therefore chose to trust the same players as those who won the treble (championship, Spanish Super Cup and Champion’s League). List which obviously does not belong to Eden Hazard, who benefited from starving playing time during this 2021-2022 exercise…

Proof of this, “Carletto” made the same changes as in the final against Liverpool (exits of Modric, Valverde and Vinicius, entries of Rodrygo, Camavinga and Ceballos). The only difference: the Italian has chosen to throw the two new recruits, Rüdiger and Tchouaméni, into the deep end. A way to make the transition between the past of Real and its future. But will Eden Hazard be part of that future?

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