Hazard talks about his future and Benzema for Ballon d'Or

Hazard believes Benzema is more deserving than anybody to be named the winner in Ballon d’Or.

Real Madrid forwward Eden Hazard insists he’s staying with the Champions League winners.

Despite his problems since arriving in the capital from Chelsea, the 31-year-old forward has remained convinced that he will succeed with Real Madrid.

Hazard said: “I’ve never wanted to leave because I know I can contribute things that I haven’t been able to yet, and the club know that.

“I’ve been telling them for a year and a half that I have pain in my ankle, and that the badge bothers me.

“The best-case scenario is to have very good preparation, play, because I haven’t played much for a long time, play well, help out on the pitch in every game, score goals, go to the World Cup in Qatar and have a good World Cup, like the one we had in Russia.

“To have a super year, a full year without physical problems, without anything, to string it together and enjoy it, like I’ve always done.”

He also talked about his teammate Karim Benzema who is favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or, and Hazard believes the Frenchman is more deserving than anybody to be named the best player in the world in 2022.

“I think there is no other player like Karim,” Hazard said. “Benzema has won 99 percent of the Ballon d’Or.

“Then with the votes, etc. you never know what will happen, but I think it will go to Karim and I hope so because he deserves it.”

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