Real Madrid fans turn on Eden Hazard after he suffers horror show against FOURTH-TIER Cacereno and is hauled off | The Sun
4th January 2023

EDEN HAZARD’S Real Madrid career hit a new low on Tuesday when he was prematurely substituted during a Copa del Rey clash with Cacereno.

The winger, 31, was hauled off in the 68th minute of the match after failing to make an impact.

But just one minute after he returned to the bench, Rodrygo changed the game by firing Los Blancos into the lead with an fantastic strike.

Real Madrid went on to win the game 1-0, but the main talking point among fans was Hazard's underwhelming display.

One person tweeted: "If Eden Hazard has some self dignity, he should start looking for a club."


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A third said: "Eden Hazard had less touches than Lunin in the first half. This guy has to leave, he's beyond finished. Enough is enough."

While another criticised his attitude, adding: "Eden Hazard's game was terrible. To have that attitude, it is better for a youth player with more hunger and enthusiasm to start playing."

Having fallen out of favour at Real Madrid, Hazard has been limited to just seven appearances for the club so far this season.

He struggled to find the same prolific form that made him so popular at Chelsea when he moved to Madrid in 2019 and his club career has suffered as a consequence.

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Since switching Stamford Bridge for the Santiago Bernabeu he has scored seven goals in 73 appearances.

Despite his poor form in Spain, Hazard was called-up to the 26-man Belgium squad ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

However, his tournament was short-lived as the Red Devils failed to make it out of the group stages.

After Belgium's shock exit, the winger announced his retirement from international football with a heartfelt statement on social media.

It read: "A page turns today… Thank you for your love.

"Thank you for your unparalleled support. Thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008.

"I have decided to put an end to my international career. The succession is ready.

"I will miss you…"

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