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Morientes: ‘Real is about to run out of patience with Hazard’

SpainAccording to former striker Fernando Morientes, Eden Hazard can be kicked out by Real Madrid, if it continues to fail in the 2021-2022 season.

“Real tend to be very patient with players like Hazard. We know Hazard is very good, but maybe it’s time for Real to decide. This season is decisive. It’s very important for Hazard and for him. Real Madrid have been waiting two seasons for him to regain his level. This season is the season when the club, fans and teammates expect Hazard, but he did not start in the best possible way. wait too long, Real may have to decide not to wait any longer,” Morientes warned.

Hazard is becoming a burden for Real. Photo: EPA.

Hazard has a lackluster start to the 2021-2022 season. In eight appearances, the Belgian striker did not score a single goal.

Compared to the senior superstar, the two young players playing in the attack are contributing much better. Vinicius has scored seven goals in 11 games. Rodrygo has yet to score in La Liga, but has two in three Champions League group stage games.

Injuries are one of the main reasons that ruined Hazard’s career. In his first two seasons with Real, the Belgian striker played only 22 and 21 matches, and scored only five goals. This season, Hazard continued to be injured when he returned to play for Belgium. He is unlikely to be present when Real play Barca on October 24, and has not played in the previous four El Clasico matches.

“It’s a pity that Hazard has to suffer many injuries. Not only him, any player is affected physically and mentally when suffering so many injuries. Meanwhile, like Barca, Liverpool or Man United, Real need results immediately. Real have spent a lot of money on Hazard, so it is normal for people to expect him. I think he feels the pressure and responsibility himself, “Morientes commented added. .

What is happening at Real is in stark contrast to Hazard’s glorious past in a Chelsea shirt. The Belgian striker has scored 110 goals in 352 matches for the home team at Stamford Bridge. He received the Premier League Player of the Season award once and the Chelsea Player of the Season four times.

Hazard said: “I signed a five-season contract with Real. The first two seasons were not smooth. Injuries made it difficult for me, but I have three seasons to prove my worth. Real have spent a lot of money on me. I want to give them something back.”

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