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Hazard: “This season has been the worst of my career”

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The attacker knows he has not met the expectations.

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Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard talked to Franceinfo and shared some thoughts about his debut season in the club. Hazard couldn’t stay healthy all year long and is the first to admit that he hasn’t reached his full potential.

“As a team this year we won La Liga but me personally I probably had the worst season of my career. My first year in Madrid has been poor,” said Hazard, who suffered two long injuries during the season.

Real Madrid’s 2019-2020 Liga season is over but Los Blancos still have to visit Manchester City in the return leg of the Champions League’s Round of 16. Madrid have a 1-2 deficit on aggregate against Guardiola’s side after their loss at the Bernabeu before the quarantine.

“Our season is already a very successful one but I believe it can still be better if we manage to advance against City. When you play for Real Madrid you want to win every title and the Champions League comes next, although it will be difficult because we’ll be against Manchester City and they have a very strong team,” explained Hazard.

The attacker also talked about coach Zinedine Zidane, who found a way to lead Real Madrid to yet another title.

“We all know who Zidane was as a player, simply the best. As a coach, we don’t need to talk about him anymore. He’s proved he’s one of the best coaches in just a few years. He’s a very natural person who knows how to say things at the right time. He trusts his players and his players trust him, that’s why it all works,” revealed Hazard.

The Belgian star will surely be hoping to make an impact when Madrid visit Manchester City on August 7th, given that it could very well salvage his season.