Courtois backs Hazard to save his Real Madrid career

Sun 06 June 2021 | 9:27

Joining Real Madrid in 2019 for a $126.50m fee, Eden Hazard failed to live up to his expectations as his Los Blancos career might get shortened as the La Liga giants are reportedly decided on cashing in on the Belgian to seal a deal for Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland.

"I'm 100% sure he's staying. He doesn't want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave," Courtois said in an interview with

Le Soir


"He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles," the Belgium goalkeeper continued. 

"At Real Madrid there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Gareth Bale was criticized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.

"We all know that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But Eden can handle that. I know him well enough to say it. He can still change everything.

"He still wants to be an important player for Madrid and win titles."

Newly appointed Los Blancos boss, Carlo Ancelotti, will have a hard task in his hands to asses his squad for the next season.

In his last Real Madrid spell, the Italian led the club to end a 12-year Champions League drought winning the 2013/14 competition.

However, after spells at Bayern, Napoli, and Everton, he returned to replace his then-assistant, Zinedine Zidane.

Now seemingly, the future of Eden Hazard is in the hands of his Italian coach.


source: le soir