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Hazard on Real Madrid: “When I play, I give it my all”

The Belgian winger says that he is in “a delicate situation” with Los Blancos because he is happy at the club but isn’t getting the playing time.

Belgium's Eden Hazard and Wales' Chris Mepham (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Nations League Group D Match at King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels. Picture date: Thursday September 22, 2022. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)
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The captain of the Belgian team, Eden Hazard, was satisfied with his performance in the 65 minutes he played against Wales in the Nations League on Thursday in Brussels, but acknowledged that he is in “a delicate situation” with his club side, Real Madrid, because despite being happy in the Spanish capital he is not seeing much pitch time.

It’s “delicate” for Hazard in Madrid

“I was happy to start another match; you saw that, I think. I’m happy when I play and it was nice to play for the supporters here again. Our first half was very good,” said the Belgian striker to RTL after the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory.

Hazard involved against Wales.
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Hazard involved against Wales.Sylvain LefevreGetty

Hazard’s threat in the game provoked two yellow cards, and he said that he was not surprised by the level he was still showing with his national team because he is confident in his talent, and what he offers manager Roberto Martínez.

“I know what I can do. Now I want to get in shape for the World Cup. We’ll see what the coach decides, but I’m happiest when I play. When I play, I give it my all. It’s a delicate situation at Real Madrid. I feel like playing more, but I can’t do more.

“I’ve always said the old Eden Hazard will come back when he plays. I just need to get back into the rhythm.

Welshman Chris Mepham tries to contain Belgium's Eden Hazard.
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Welshman Chris Mepham tries to contain Belgium's Eden Hazard.LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQGetty

Netherlands next for Belgium

Belgium will play for the first place in Group D of the Nations League on Sunday in Amsterdam against the Netherlands, who beat Poland 0-2 and continue in top spot.

“We are going to try to play a good game there and prepare ourselves for the World Cup,” concluded the Belgian captain.