Belgian striker Eden Hazard confirmed that he would like to stay with his current club Real Madrid, ruling out the possibility of his departure from the royal club during the next summer transfer period.
Hazard, who has been haunted by the curse of injuries since his arrival at the “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, said in an interview with “RTBF” on Monday, March 14, 2023, “I would like to stay here. I have always dreamed of this club. I only wait for one issue, which is to be on the ground.” The stadium to prove that I can play football again, even if people doubt it.
Hazard, 32, arrived at Real Madrid in June 2019 from Chelsea for 115 million euros, but he failed to establish himself mainly due to multiple injuries. Despite his recovery, he has not participated in a La Liga match since September 9.
The former French Lille player, whose contract with Real extends until next season, added, “There is only one thing that can get me out of the spiral I am in, and that is to play. After months without playing matches, I know that I will not score five goals in my first meeting. I need To time, but at Real we don’t have time.”
The “Red Devils” striker, who announced the end of his international career with his country last December after the conclusion of the Qatar World Cup, admitted that he doubted Real coach Carlo Ancelotti’s “confidence” in him.
He said in this regard, “With the coach, we do not talk to each other, but we respect each other. I see in the exercises that I can do something. I feel good physically.”
And he added, “I do not ask to play 90 minutes, but only to feel useful.”
For his part, Ancelotti commented in the press conference held on the eve of his team’s match against Liverpool, England, in the second leg of the Champions League final (Real won 5-2) on his relationship with Hazard, who only played 7 matches this season, saying, “The relationship is not bad. Hazard is an honest person.” We don’t talk much, I don’t talk much with him, that’s right, because talking is also a personal matter, and we talk to some people more than others.”
He added, “This is not the most important thing for me, even if we don’t talk much, even if he doesn’t play much, he respects me,” stressing at the same time, “I attach great importance to that and respect him a lot.”