Eden Hazard ‘100 per cent sure’ he will stay at Real Madrid and not ‘leave as a failure’ amid Chelsea return talk

EDEN HAZARD has distanced himself from rumours of a shock move to Chelsea after vowing to hit form for Real Madrid.

After two years in Spain, the winger is still yet to shine despite initially costing his team around £100million.

Talk has even emerged that he wants to rejoin Chelsea, with Roma also interested, but the 30-year-old is desperate to prove himself to the Bernabeu faithful.

He told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad: "It didn't even occur to me for a second that it would be better if I left.

"I'm not going to leave a failure. I want to show that I am made for Real Madrid.

"The last two years have been difficult. I was in Madrid without actually being in Madrid, you know? And if I played, it was difficult because of Covid.

"We played in a stadium without fans – I had just signed to play football in a full Bernabeu.

"I hope that the construction of our stadium will be finished soon and that the stands will be full again. I need that."

I'm only myself when I can have fun on the pitch. That has not happened in the last two years at Madrid.


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 Hazard has played 43 times for Los Blancos, scoring five goals, yet has been unable to string a long run of games together due to multiple injury issues.

And he has admitted that he is feeling the mental effects of his absences.

The Belgian continued: "I'm still the same – I still have fun. But I can't say I'm happy.

"I'm only myself when I can have fun on the pitch. That has not happened in the last two years at Madrid.

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"You rehabilitate to come back stronger but if there are five, six, seven injuries, it is much more difficult mentally.

"But I carry on. It's not like I'm 36 and can say enough is enough. I also get a lot of support during those periods."

Hazard is not expecting to start in Belgium's Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday but could feature off the bench.

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