The former Blues and Republic of Ireland forward Tony Cascarino, has lamented over the performance of Belgian winger Eden Hazard at Real Madrid since the start of the season.
Tony Cascarino laments that Eden Hazard is failing to live up to expectation at Bernabeu after making a big money move in 2019.
The Spanish La Liga outfit invested about €100 million (£90m/$118m) on Eden Hazard to bring him to Real Madrid with much expectation as they saw him as the perfect replacement for Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo but Tony Cascarino claims Eden Hazard has switched off.
The Belgium international will not be forgotten for his 110 goals in 352 outings for Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles, two Europa League crowns and the FA Cup in the process. All of these feats are what attracted the Spanish la Liga outfit to him.
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Far from what was expected from the Belgium international, he scored once in 16 domestic outings despite winning the Spanish La Liga title with Real Madrid in his first season.
Tony Cascarino laments that as a result of his unsatisfactory performance of the former Chelsea player has stopped him from nailing down his place amongst the greatest players in football history and at Real Madrid, despite being a gifted player.
“Eden Hazard is an incredibly gifted player, but he’s had a really difficult time since he went to Real Madrid for that huge fee,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“Injuries and obviously the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t helped him, it’s affected his career, but what a talent he can be for Belgium.
“He went to Real Madrid to become the best player in the world, he even mentioned that he talked about when he joined Madrid, and what a difficult time he’s had since he joined. It’s been really hard on him. He found it tough.