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Hazard: “I might never be able to be the same player I was 10 years ago”

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The attacker talked in press conference about his current form and his recent struggles.

Denmark v Belgium - UEFA Euro 2020: Group B Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images

Eden Hazard has been a massive disappointment ever since he signed for Real Madrid two years ago. The winger struggled with injuries and never looked like the player he was with Chelsea. Hazard talked about these issues during a press conference with the Belgian national team this Sunday.

“I never questioned my qualities, but I did question a bit if I will be able to be at my best in this tournament. I broke my ankle three times and I might never be able to be the same player I was 10 years ago, but I know that I can still prove my worth on the pitch if I’m in good form, that’s what I think,” said Hazard.

The winger appears to acknowledge that he might actually never be able to be as explosive as he was for Chelsea. He also talked about the pressure he faces in the Spanish capital.

“There’s a huge amount of pressure in Madrid but also in Belgium. I haven’t played many good games with Madrid but I also want to be a leader there,” he added.

Hazard concluded his comments about Madrid by answering a question about club legend and now former player Sergio Ramos.

“I wish him all the best, I would’ve liked to keep playing with him, I spent two years by his side. He’s a great leader, a motivator, one of the best defenders in the history of the sport and I hope he can still have good luck on the field,” concluded Hazard.