Eden Hazard ‘rules out return’ to Premier League and still wants to ‘prove himself’ at Real Madrid after two seasons ravaged by injuries since his £ 140m move from Chelsea
- Eden Hazard has struggled to take shape since his mega switch to Real Madrid
- The Belgian superstar has suffered through two largely injured seasons
- However, Hazard is determined to make a success of his time at Real Madrid
- He also rules out any talk of a sensational return to the Premier League
Eden Hazard has ruled out a sensational return to the Premier League as he still hopes to prove himself at Real Madrid.
The Belgian superstar has suffered two injury-ridden seasons since his £ 140 million move from Chelsea in 2019.
He also struggled for form, scoring just five goals in 43 appearances for LaLiga giants so far.
Eden Hazard has struggled with two seasons ravaged by injuries since joining Real Madrid
Hazard has ruled out a return to the Premier League, where he played for Chelsea for seven years
Hazard is currently away with the Belgian side as they prepare for Euro 2020 in which they are considered one of the favorites to take the trophy.
The 30-year-old spoke about his future during a press conference with the Belgian camp on Monday.
He said: ‘I have a three-year deal with Real Madrid, going back to England is out of the question.
Everyone knows that my first two years were not good, so first I want to prove myself at Real Madrid.
‘Certainly, I don’t see myself leaving Madrid given the situation of the contract.
‘I know myself and I know when I’m in shape. If that is the case, I can give everything for Real next season. That’s my plan. ‘
Belgium kicks off Euro 2020 against Russia on June 12, in a group that also includes Denmark and Finland.
They are hoping for a better tournament this time around after underperforming in France five years ago when they were knocked out by Wales in the quarter-finals.
Hazard is still determined to make a success of his time with LaLiga giants Real Madrid
Hazard said, “It’s always good to be here with the group. It will be a great tournament to prepare for. I hope everyone is in shape, including me. ‘
Should the Belgian playmaker stay with Real Madrid, he hopes to finally show his old form under a new manager.
Real Madrid finished second in La Liga last season and manager Zinedine Zidane has said goodbye to the club.
However, Hazard was a favorite of Zidane, with the Belgian seen as the man to replace Cristiano Ronaldo when the Portuguese superstar joined Juventus.
It didn’t quite work out that way for Hazard, although this summer’s success with his country could be the catalyst to get his career back on track in Madrid.