Even if he doubts Ancelotti’s confidence, Hazard wants to “stay at Real”

Eden Hazard does not intend to pack his bags. The Belgian striker “would like to stay at Real Madrid next season” and “a transfer to the next transfer window is not on the agenda,” he said in an interview with RTBF television on Monday.

“I have always dreamed of this club. I’m only waiting for one thing, it’s to be on the pitch to prove that I can still play football, even if people doubt it, which is normal,” said the former Lille and Chelsea player. . Hazard, 32, who arrived at Real in June 2019 against 115 million euros, never won in Madrid due in particular to injuries. Although rid of his physical worries, he has not been aligned in La Liga since September 9th.

At “Real, we don’t have time”

“There is only one thing that could get me out of the spiral in which I am, it is to play (…). After months without a game, I know I wouldn’t score five goals in my first game. I need time. But at Real, we don’t have the time, ”resigned the player who will have one year of contract in Madrid at the end of this exercise.

The Red Devil, who ended his international career last December after the 2022 World Cup, admits to doubting “the confidence of Carlo Ancelotti”. “With the coach, we don’t talk to each other but we respect each other,” said the Belgian. I see in training that I can bring something. I feel good physically. But there are other players who are doing well.

“I’m not asking to play 90 minutes but just to feel useful”, he repeated, showing detachment: “Last season, my situation was difficult to live with. It affects me less now”. “Some (teammates) tell me to leave (to play) because they see my qualities. But that’s not my option. I remain convinced that I can bring something (to Madrid), ”he insisted. The ball is now at the feet of his coach.


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