Struggling ever since joining Real Madrid for a €115.00m fee in 2019, many believe the reason behind the Belgian’s poor spell at the Los Blancos is a questionable work ethic and a lack of attention to the physical aspect of the game.
Eden Hazard’s former teammate at Chelsea, John Obi Mikel, told AS: “When we were training, he’d stand and wait for us until we finished. He was the laziest player, but then on Sundays he was always the best in the game. He was incredible.
“I’ve always said that Hazard is one of the most gifted players. He had it all: power, skill, technique. He was right behind [Lionel] Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but only if he wanted it.
“He sometimes said ‘yes, I want to be so good, I can be. Not as good as Messi because he’s from another planet, but I think I can be close to Cristiano and even better’. Those were the words that came out of his mouth, but he’s not that dedicated. He doesn’t train well. He’s the worst trainer I’ve ever played with.”