Hazard seemed self-conscious at Real Madrid, Fabregas said


06 May 2020, 17:44 IST changed

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Real Madrid star Eden Hazard

According to former Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard has seemed self-conscious for Real Madrid this season but could still find success at the club.

Hazard joined Madrid from the Blues last June for 100 million but has endured a tough time in his first season at La Liga.

A broken shinbone soon due to fitness and injury issues is that the Belgian star has started just nine league matches in 2019-20.

Fabregas though confident Hazard will be able to prove the worthiness of his head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Monaco midfielder Fabregas told RTV: “He has played a number of good games for Madrid, but it’s true that sometimes he seems a bit conscious.

“He’s always been a player who was very tough at the start. But I predict a great future.”

After fighting at the battle of Hazard, Madrid have been constantly involved in the move on behalf of Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, who is keen to play at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Fabregas has no doubt that the French forward Madrid will succeed in the setup.

“He is a very hungry boy who wants to be the best. The way he plays, he can fit very well in Real Madrid,” he said.

With Fabregas’ League 1 promotion over, French authorities have decided to end the season early on the basis of the average points per game and fix the pickles.

La Liga is still optimistic about starting 2019-20 again but there are concerns about the possibility of keeping the rest of the matches safe.

Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made it clear this week that a similar season with France, in which the league leaders could be awarded the Barcelona title, would be unfair for Los Blancos to record more heads in the post.

Fabregas thinks Barca will be a suitable winner, though.

“They told us everything was canceled and nothing else was playing. It surprised us,” he said of the decision to end League 1.

“If it is [LaLiga] Bar রয়েছেa will be the right winner if they stop as they are in France. We are not stopping because it has been our choice. We are doing it for unavoidable reasons. “