Eden Hazard has aimed a sly dig at former club Chelsea after he said there’s more pressure at Real Madrid. Hazard joined Los Blancos after seven successful years at Stamford Bridge for a reported fee of 150m pounds.
The 28-year-old made his debut for his new club wearing number 50 jersey in the 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup.
Prior to the encounter, Hazard revealed to Spanish publication Marca, he feels more pressure at Madrid but he is eager to impress everyone at the club.
“When you play for [Real] Madrid you have to win every year. If in a year you do not win the Champions League, the fans are angry but it’s normal at a club like this. You need to win and that’s why I’m here.
“What can I contribute? I went to Chelsea seven years ago as a baby but I am more mature now – I have played more than 500 games, but I am 28 years old and I still feel young.
“It’s just friendly games [coming up] but for me it’s going to be my first game with Real Madrid so of course, I want to impress everyone: my teammates, the boss, the fans so I will try to do my best,” he said in an interview with Jay Shetty.
The Belgian international also revealed he has no preferred position upfront, saying he feels comfortable playing in any areas of the pitch.
“I try to play freely, sometimes it’s difficult in football, but I’m the kind of player who, if he does not play freely, it’s bad.”
“I like to put myself on the right [wing], then on the left, sometimes in the centre, playing by instinct. That’s football for me – instinct. I do not think about each action carefully, in a second I make the decision,” he added.