interviewEden Hazard is unhappy with his playing time at Real Madrid this season. The Belgian makes no secret of this either.
Hazard wants more appearances at Real Madrid – Photo: IMAGO / NurPhoto
Eden Hazard: Hops and malt finally lost?
BRUSSELS/MADRID. He had or has a lot planned, wants to make the 2022/23 season at Real Madrid his own. But after a little more than a month of the new season, one almost has to state: At Eden Hazard is definitive as a professional of the Royal Lost hops and malt. Because the 31-year-old Belgian does not play regularly even when Karim Benzema is injured.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti had announced during the preparatory phase that he would like to use Hazard more in the middle of the attack in future if Benzema is not able to play a part.
After a good performance away in the Champions League against Celtic (3-0) when he came on after half an hour and a poor performance at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu against RCD Mallorca (4-1), “Carletto” has it again the ripcord was pulled and the number 7 was sentenced to the bench. Rodrygo Goes was therefore the one who started in the center of the attack against RB Leipzig (2-0) and Atlético (2-1).
“Sensitive situation because I want to play more”
Hazard was involved in four of the nine games of the season, playing just under 160 minutes – not two full matches. This makes the attacker dissatisfied.
“There were difficult moments because I want to play and I don’t play”said Hazard on Thursday after Belgium’s 2-1 win over Wales in Brussels, in which he was on the pitch for 65 minutes. “I feel good at Real Madrid except that I play less. When I play, I play well”, says Hazard. be it “a sensitive situation because I want to play more. I know what I can do when I’m deployed. I want to get as many minutes as possible and get in shape for the World Cup.”
How difficult it will be for the royals, he felt especially in Benzema’s absence. Even October, which is demanding with nine games and in which Ancelotti will rotate in view of the tight schedule, gives little hope for improvement. Benzema should be fit again soon, Vinícius Júnior is seeded on the left and at least Rodrygo and Federico Valverde are in front of him on the right.
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Eden Hazard unsatisfied: “I want to play and I don’t play”
Eden Hazard is unhappy with his playing time at Real Madrid this season. The Belgian makes no secret of this either.