The former Chelsea playmaker scored his first goal in a Real Madrid shirt and is already on the hunt for more as Los Blancos went four points clear at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win over second-placed Granada.
Eden Hazard got off the mark on the stroke of half-time to double Real’s lead after Karim Benzema’s opener inside two minutes. Zidane’s men got two more goals in the second half through Modric and Rodriguez as Granada threatened to pull an unlikely comeback.
Real finally got the job done in a manner that pleased Hazard just as much as his first strike in white.
I am pleased with the win,” Hazard was quoted by Marca as monitored by Soccernet.ng.
“When you play you want to score, but the crucial thing was getting the win.
“We are still top of the league, that was our aim today.
“It’s always difficult to get that first goal, but once you get it you have greater confidence to shoot and I hope to score lots of goals for this great club.
“It was important for me to score today.
“It was a really hard-fought win because Granada played really well,” he said.
“They’re a strong side and that’s why they’re second in LaLiga.
“But we gave our all throughout the 90 minutes and won the game.
“There’s always room for improvement, but that’s three important points.”