The manager of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, has given a harsh assessment of Eden Hazard’s notorious tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
The 32-year-old has lost some of his distinction in La Liga despite joining Los Merengues from Chelsea in 2019 as one of Europe’s top players. A former Premier League MVP has become a Bernabeu scapegoat due to persistent injury issues, a lack of self-discipline, and lackluster performances.
Rumors of a relationship breakdown between the player and manager have been sparked by Ancelotti’s choice to bench a €150 million signing, and the Italian has come forward to address those discussions.
The Italian tactician responded when asked about Hazard’s covert strategy in the Spanish capital: “I’m not here to give each player minutes, I’m here to win games,” according to Fabrizio Romano. “I started with the strongest lineup to win games. I only consider a player’s accomplishments; I don’t consider his age or how much he makes.
The Athletic reports that Hazard plans to finish out his lucrative deal at the Bernabeu despite his continued struggles to make the Madrid team. According to the same story, the player’s representatives spoke with the club’s leadership to “review” his circumstance.
While the meeting’s result is still unknown, it is believed that the unpopular forward has no objections to the idea of keeping his word, even if it means having less playing time. It’s interesting to note that Hazard’s appalling Los Blancos tenure had no effect on his place on the national team, as he led Belgium to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar before declaring his retirement in December.
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