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“He has just not been able to show it." Cole doubts Hazard’s future

Mon 30 November 2020 | 18:51

The Belgian star Hazard arrived at Real Madrid 18 months ago but has had ups and downs in Madrid on account of injury.

Joe Cole, former

Eden Hazard

’s teammate, is worried about his future at

Real Madrid

after seeing him limped off against Alaves in Laliga and has been ruled out ahead of the Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.

"It has been a tough time for Eden. It is an example that no matter how good you are, if you are not fit then you can’t do it on the pitch and it won’t work," Cole said.

"For Eden, his body has just let him down in his two years there. He is a great player and one of the best players in the world when he is fit and he has come off again with a muscle injury.

"It is disappointing because I was so excited to see him pull on that Real Madrid shirt and just join the list of the great players they have had over the years and it just hasn’t worked for him.

"I think come January, it might not be done for him, but I think he will need a run of games to show his quality finally. I think Real Madrid are notoriously impatient with their fans and owners so I feel sorry for him. He has just not been able to show it."

Real Madrid could only see themselves in the knockout stage in case they win the game at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. However, the Ukrainian club beat Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on matchday one.

source: SportMob