Eden Hazard has struggled to maintain the weight of the Real Madrid blouse following his high-profile transfer from Chelsea, former Real supervisor Fabio Capello has mentioned.
Hazard joined the Spanish membership from Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported 100 million euros ($116.54 million) forward of the 2019-20 season.
The Belgium world impressed Chelsea to 2 Premier League trophies all the way through his time at Stamford Bridge however has didn’t hit identical heights in Spain, with accidents restricting him to 21 appearances in all competitions this season.
“He hasn’t been the player he was at Chelsea and he was injured for a long time, he hasn’t adapted,” Capello advised Marca.
“I’ve always thought of him as a great player but the Real shirt weighs heavily and Hazard has sunk this year. It’s clear that he’ll be better next season,” added the Italian, who led Real to 2 La Liga titles.
With Hazard suffering for shape, the onus was once on Karim Benzema to shoulder the goal-scoring obligations and the French striker loved one of the most efficient seasons of his occupation, netting 21 league targets and firing Real to a record-extending 34th La Liga crown.
“He’s become a benchmark for Real. He has taken on responsibility that he didn’t have when he played with Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a nose for goal and he’s shown it,” added former England trainer Capello.