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Eden Hazard reflects on career, reveals surprising former teammate in podcast

At the end of this week the time has come when Eden Hazard will once again be admired on a football field. The former Red Devil is taking part in a charity match in Qatar. In the run-up to this, he made some striking statements in ‘The Obi One Podcast’.

In recent seasons, Hazard has been fruitlessly searching for his desired form. Due to persistent injuries, he ended up sidetracked at Real Madrid and that also had an impact on the national team. After the 2022 World Cup, he announced his retirement as an international player.

At the end of last season it was decided to terminate his current contract with Real by mutual agreement. There was some speculation about a new challenge. But in the autumn, Hazard ended his active career as a footballer at the age of barely 32.

Big names

A minor ending, but that does not alter the fact that Hazard had a great career. In addition to the Champions League and Europa League, he also has national titles in France, Spain and England. Not to mention various national and international cups.

Over those years he also shared the dressing room with many big names. “In Madrid I played with some of the best players in the world. Luka Modric and Karim Benzema are at the top of the list for me. Kevin De Bruyne is also at the top. I’m also going to say Frank Lampard and Juan Mata,” he said. it at John Obi Mikel’s podcast.

Fallen top talent

But one former teammate could really impress Hazard. Remarkably, he was by no means able to make a major European career. “The only one who really made me say ‘wow’ was Gael Kakuta. If you talk about pure talent, Kakuta was by far the number one. I played against him in France as a youth player and he was always the best player. Not normal “It is easy to say now, but I think he went to Chelsea too early at the time. He was only 16 years old,” Hazard said about the now 32-year-old attacker, who eventually ended up at Amiens SC through a long list of clubs.

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