Why Hazard Is Struggling At Real Madrid - Belgium Coach
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Eden Hazard has been unlucky since joining Real Madrid.
Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for a deal reportedly set to worth €100 million in 2019 and he has struggled with injuries and poor form.
He has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid as the club is reported to be fed up of him and he is one of the highest earners at the club.
"There is little talk of the luck factor in football, and so far he has not had it in Madrid, " Martinez told La Vanguardia.
"There he cannot be valued because he has not been on the field. Before, at Chelsea, he had never been injured.
"For us, he is an essential player, he is the captain, a symbol, and I hope that mixed with the environment we have he will be able to change his luck and smile again on the field.
"Because when Eden has fun, his football makes a difference and it is what we are all waiting for."
Hazard has missed 62 games in his first two seasons at Real Madrid, while he has a paltry five goals and eight assists for the club.