Since joining Real Madrid from Chelsea in a much-celebrated transfer deal, Belgium’s Eden Hazard is yet to get off to a good start in the Spanish Capital. His mediocre performance against city rivals, Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday highlighted the struggles of the €100 million midfielder.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane talked about Eden Hazard’s travails after his side’s 0-0 draw but did not fail to back him to succeed at the club.
Zidane said: “He lacks little things. We have to stick with him. He’s done a good job, but we haven’t had many chances. We have to highlight everyone’s work. We’d like him to score because it’ll release him, but there are no problems, we’re sure it’ll come.”
Hazard is yet to score a goal for Real Madrid in all competitions and failed to make any significant impact during the Madrid derby.
He was substituted in the 77th minute on Saturday, failing to muster a shot on goal during his time on the pitch.
Despite the draw against Atletico which was Madrid’s third in seven La Liga matches this season, they still top of the table and holds the record of the only unbeaten team in the Spanish top flight.
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