“I am happy to be back, but not happy with the result”: Eden Hazard gives a bittersweet feeling after his return to Real Madrid’s draw with Celta Vigo after ten weeks of injury dismissal
- Eden Hazard returned to the Real Madrid team on Sunday after a long resignation
- The Belgian recovered from an ankle problem and started against Celta Vigo
- Los Blancos could only collect a 2-2 draw at home for the relegation contenders
- Hazard said he was happy to be back, but was disappointed by the poor result
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard admits he was relieved to return his injury to Celta Vigo on Sunday, but could not stop his disappointment after the team dropped points in the title race.
Los Blancos drew 2-2 to relegation and threatened Vigo, who was tied late after Madrid came from behind to lead, and Hazard was thrown back in the starting XI by Zinedine Zidane.
The Belgian won a penalty for Sergio Ramos in the 65th minute to give the team the lead, but Santi Mina provided a valuable point for the goal.
Eden Hazard was relieved to be back on the field for Real Madrid after a ten-week injury release
The Belgian attacker is embraced by scorer Sergio Ramos after he has won him a penalty
Hazard said the missed opportunity to bring daylight between himself and Barcelona was disappointing, but was optimistic about still winning the LaLiga title.
“I’m happy to play back, but I’m not happy with the result,” said the former Chelsea star after the game.
“We wanted to win the competition, but we cannot be disappointed because we are still at the top of the competition.
Real Madrid was pinned back by Celta Vigo after Santi Mina scored a last-levelp
“There is still a long way to go until the end of the season, but we need to be more clinical in the opportunities we create.”
Hazard did not play the full 90 minutes, with Zidane still keeping an eye on his condition, as he was picked up by fifteen minutes and replaced by Vinicius Junior.
Zidane said he had always planned to take out the £ 150 million man to keep him fresh for upcoming games against Levante and his former Premier League rivals Man City.