Roberto Martinez confides in the situation of Eden Hazard, in lack of playing time at Real Madrid.
Roberto Martinez, the coach of Belgium, is worried about the case ofEden Hazard. The former Lille resident is only a shadow of himself since his arrival at the Real Madrid in June 2019 from Chelsea. He has a series of injuries and his performance is below the expectations placed on him and his transfer fee which is around 150 million euros.
Back after a muscle problem in early October, the native of La Louvière also has to deal with an additional challenge, a competition with Vinicius Junior. The young Brazilian winger has been in great shape since the start of the season, with 16 goals and 7 assists in 16 matches (14 times in the starting lineup) in all competitions. At the same time, the captain of the Red Devils posted performances deemed insufficient for the coach of the Merengue Carlo Ancelotti (Only 1 goal in 10 matches and only 5 starts).
A few days before the resumption of international matches, Roberto Martinez confided in the situation of Eden Hazard. “It’s an unusual situation. We didn’t expect it to be that way. But it’s football. I saw that he was medically fine. He is in top form. We have a good relationship with Real Madrid. And we know he goes the extra mile to stay as fit as possible. Eden wants to do all he can to reach his highest level. This period of international matches is a great opportunity to play. Am I worried? It is not an ideal situation. But, let’s not worry until Eden stops enjoying football. For now, this is not the case. I think he can end the season on a high note ”, said the Spanish technician in an interview with HLN.