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Hazard: “Real Madrid spent a lot to sign me and I want to give it back on the field”

Eden Hazard talked to HLN and showed his willingness to turn things around after two difficult seasons.

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Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has talked to HLN, where he discussed the many injuries he’s had since signing for the club two years ago and his commitment to turn things around and bounce back.

“Real Madrid spent a lot of money to sign me and I want to give it back to them on the field. I signed for five years and the first two weren’t good, but have three more to prove my worth. I hope that it works out, I hope to wake up one day and feel perfectly fine training. If I keep having some kind of pain, I also play through pain. I’m waiting for my moment to prove my worth,” said Hazard.

The winger also explained that he’s not 100% ready yet and wanted to deny thenarrative that he’s an injury-prone player.

“People think I’m always injured, that’s the truth. But if you go over my career there’s not a single player that has played as much as I did for the last 10 years or so. I do what I have to do, I work with the physical trainers every day and we did a very good job ever since the pre-season started. It’s going well but I am not 100% ready yet,” he said.

Hazard will compete with Vinicius for a spot in the starting lineup, and right now it looks like he’s behind the Brazilian attacker in the pecking order. While Hazard hasn’t made a negative impact so far this season, Vinicius has scored three goals already and appears to be in much better form, so Hazard will have to keep working hard to find some kind of form and momentum.