EDEN HAZARD’s appearance at preseason in top form thrilled Real Madrid’s coaches.
Since his £130 million transfer from Chelsea in 2019, the 31-year-old has had difficulty staying in shape throughout the summer.
Hazard’s appearance for the season in good shape has impressed Ancelotti and the coaching staff.
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After an injury-riddled tenure at the Bernabeu, the playmaker promised to “give it his all” for Madrid this seasonCredit: Getty 3.
The former Chelsea player is “without restrictions” and never longer experiences ankle pain.
However, according to AS, this year is different, and the midfielder has returned in “excellent condition.”
And they assert that Hazard’s performance since returning to Madrid’s practice facility “far beyond” Carlo Ancelotti and his coaching staff’s expectations.
The playmaker has achieved his ideal weight after working with a personal trainer all summer.
During club workouts, he is “without limitations” and his “ankle pain is gone.”
The Belgian international has received criticism in the past for showing up for the season’s opening game out of shape.
On live television, a commentator referred to him as “fat,” and Hazard even acknowledged that he arrived five kilograms overweight.
However, after three seasons at the Bernabeu marred by injuries, the former Blues star vowed to “give it his all” for the team this season.
In front of tens of thousands of delighted fans, he made the commitment during the Champions League trophy parade for Real Madrid.
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“I’ve been here for three years with many injuries, with many problems,” Hazard remarked after taking the microphone.
I was unable to this year, but I will give my all for you in the future.”
The winger scored just once across all competitions last season while playing just seven LaLiga matches and 83 total minutes in the Champions League.
He has only scored six goals in 66 appearances for the club altogether and has missed a staggering 57 games, mostly because of muscular ailments.
But Ancelotti hopes to resurrect According to rumours, Hazard will seek to resuscitate Real’s career and may even use him as a false nine.
Hazard’s fitness transformation will squash transfer talk as he was linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle was also said to be interested in a transfer after rumors that the champions were willing to sell.
Nevertheless Ancelotti was also adamant that Hazard will be staying in Spain.
“Eden Hazard will continue here at Real Madrid next season,” the esteemed Italian manager declared.
The goal of Hazard’s approach is to demonstrate his talent in the upcoming season.”