Zidane admits ‘love’ for Real Madrid target Hazard

Date published: Saturday 14th November 2015 10:50

Eden Hazard: Chelsea star linked with move to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard: Chelsea star linked with move to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has hailed Chelsea star Eden Hazard as “spectacular”, increasing speculation Real Madrid will try to sign the Belgian.

Hazard, whose relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly broken down, has previously been linked with a move to either the Spanish giants or PSG.

And with Zidane, who coaches Real’s reserve team Castilla, publicly declaring his admiration of the 24-year-old, these reports are likely to gather momentum.

“After Messi and Ronaldo, Hazard is my favourite player,” the Real legend said.

“I love watching him because he is a player who creates things and it is often spectacular to see him play. Do I see him going to Real Madrid ? Ask someone else. I love the player and that’s all.”

The former France captain made similar remarks when Los Blancos were trying to lure Gareth Bale to Madrid in 2013, and it is not the first time he has praised the Blues’ reigning player of the year.

“Obviously, there is Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, both of whom are spectacular, but I like Eden Hazard more,” Zidane said in April.

“I like everything he does on the field. I like his behaviour, his decisiveness and love to see his progress every year.”

Hazard was named both Football Writers’ Player of the Year and the PFA Player of the Year after his performances in Chelsea’s title win last season, but has failed to recapture that form this campaign, with the Blues currently languishing in 16th.

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  • #705529

    Rob Conlon
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    Zinedine Zidane has hailed Chelsea star Eden Hazard as “spectacular”, increasing speculation Real Madrid will try to sign the Belgian.

    [See the full post at: Zidane admits ‘love’ for Real Madrid target Hazard]

    #705634

    nine nine nine
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    No surprise this is the way Real conduct their transfer business.

    Chelsea hold all of the cards though as Hazard only signed a new 5 year contract back in the summer and I suspect it would cost North of the circa £90m they paid Spurs for Bale and even then Roman would have to agree to selling him.

    #705736
    Wise-fan
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    who wouldn’t love Hazard? apart from Mourinho every other manager would have liked him at his club. i’m sure if he is freed from this defensive task at the moment, he will be one of the best in the world. but our current set up demands to defend first, whereas the RM set up demands attack. i know where Hazard is comfortable. i would rather see Mourinho leave than Hazard leave Chelsea.

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    Pagan
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    And there lies the difference, Madrid and Barca believe in the way they play, they don’t change their style, they play their way and other teams change to try and stop them, yes they occasionally get beaten, and you could say the depth of the opposition domestically is not as deep as in the EPL. But look at our resources, and the talent we have on the pitch, should we be playing to contain the opposition and hit them on the break, or should we be say, we are Chelsea, current EPL Champions, stop us playing if you can. Yes I understand you can’t be quite so gung ho against the top few teams in the EPL and in Europe. To use a quote it’s better to die on your feet than live on you knees, unfortunately we seem to be dying on our knees at the moment. let’s take a leaf out of the Spanish Book, play the way we know we can, and take the odd defeat on the chin…Pagan

    #705793

    bluepylon
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    Great posts, and I would be well peed off if we sold hazard to anyone, lets not even go there “well if we get 90mill or so”
    No let the lad express himself and play, scandalous some of the posts that are blaming all our woes on him

    It ain’t never gonna happen chaps this offensive style football where we start putting teams on the back foot, it’s gonna be as dull as dishwater if we stay as is, but the Mourinho apologists would put up with anything rather see beyond their beloved one.

    #705829

    nine nine nine
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    Yet I haven’t seen any posts on here blaming all our woes on Hazard?

    I do agree with you though we shouldn’t sell Hazard and I hope we don’t!

    #705874

    bluepylon
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    999
    Yes there have posts oh here blaming hazard, being lazy, not tracking back etc etc.
    Truth is one of the main reasons why I decided to start posting again last week.

    #705883

    nine nine nine
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    b/p, perhaps but that is hardly “posts that are blaming all our woes on Hazard” though is it.

    #705940
    Wise-fan
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    its frustrating to watch that almost every team in the PL out play us nowadays. i don’t how we could deploy two defensive midfielders and a back four against even against the newly promoted teams. yet claim that we are playing attacking football? i can understand if we park the bus against City, Arsenal or even United to some extent, but playing two defensive midfielders against Stoke and Co is pointless. and when you consider the array of attacking players that we have at our disposal. any football fan would feel offended. now most of the bright young players are gone and are replaced with middle aged players or are closer to retirement than career. Hazard is the sole surviving one in our attack. and if he is criticized when consider a goal and when we don’t score one. what else would come in to his mind. Terry and Costa will not shoulder any blame? Hazard is a joy to watch if he gets the manager who can get the best out of him. let him be treated the way City treats Silva, the way Arsenal treat Ozil, the way Real treat Ronaldo. and you will see the best of Hazard. unfortunately we will never see the best of Hazard as long as we are playing this negative football and Mourinho is our manager. we have never dominated any top four team since Mourinho was appointed, its not because we can’t, its because our players are restricted from playing their game.

    #705952

    bluepylon
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    Great post wise-fan and spot on
    999 come on mate, my comments were in general and not reflecting every man and his dog was blaming hazard.
    Just a generic reference, have a good evening all.

    #706000

    nine nine nine
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    wise fan, seriously do you honestly believe that Fabregas is playing as a defensive midfielder when he plays alongside Matic?

    And if I’m not mistaken Hazard was voted Double Player of the Year last year playing in the same system under the same Manager and on the 19th April 2015 Hazard stated “I am playing my best season ever”.

    #706006

    nine nine nine
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    b/p, but nobody has blamed Hazard for all our woes!

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    Wise-fan
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    999, it would have been good if you had stopped misleading us . last season Hazard was a shinning star in a dull team. yes the team played good football pre Christmas, but that was it, since then we have been boring to watch. although we have won the league, Hazard has only got 14 league goals, Sanchez got 16 in his debut season. yes last was his best at Chelsea trophy-wise because he got a PL medal. but he has not done enough. when you look at his potential its clear that you feel restricted. when you see all the chasing pack of Ronaldo and Messi, he was the last on goal scoring form. Neymar got 40 goals, Suarez who served 4 months got 25 goals, Bale got 20 goals and Hazard got 19 goals in all competition. how does he fare compared to other contenders. because he was defending most of the time, and when the team got the ball he was alone and has all the defenders to mark him. on Fabregas players can be as good as the role they play in their team. Fabregas is restricted from playing his game, and that is why he is preferred Ramires ahead of him. whichever way you look at this matter Fabregas was our second defensive midfielder. if we had an attack minded Coach like Guardiola, Hazard will be playing a level closer to Messi and Ronaldo.

    #706090

    bluepylon
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    Wise fan
    No point mate, 999 seems to have his own slant on all things chelsea and his responses are becoming a little tedious and dull, perhaps in time the posts will revert back to more balanced opinions from a wider audience.

    #706114

    Blueowner
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    Hazard is a great player but again his abilities are restricted due to the managers boring game plan, last season was last season, its the present that counts

    #706138

    nine nine nine
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    b/p, and you don’t have your own slant on things? Lol!

    #706141

    nine nine nine
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    wise fan, your assertion is that Hazard can’t play under Chelsea’s current tactical system in a team managed by Mourinho yet when I point out to you that he was recognised as the best player in the PL last season by both his peers and by the football writers you ignore it.

    And if Hazard can’t play under Mourinho why did he himself claim on the 19th April last year in his own words ” I am playing my best season ever”

    #706378
    Wise-fan
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    999, how many times will i repeat this phrase, “stop misleading us” players sometimes quote in the heat or joy of the moment. if as you claim Hazard said this is his best season, then meant since he joined Chelsea. because he was voted the PFA and FRPA in one season plus he has won the PL which many players like to do. but that was more to do with team effort than personal triumph. the was no player who could challenge him. and no team bothered to challenge us. under Carlo Ancelotti we have won the league and set a new goal scoring record by scoring 103 goals, yet the following season he was dismissed by finishing second in the table and challenging the league all the way until 3 games left, plus reaching champions league quarters, yet Mourinho won the league and here he is 12 games blaming Hazard ( the PFA player of the year) Matic and Fabregas. i’m sure if Hazard was working on a system where he is freed from tracking back, he could have done more damage to the opposition. do you remember F. Lampard’s best individual triumph at Chelsea? and which manager he has played under? and which season it was? may be if Hazard got such managers who concentrate on improving his attacking capability than his defensive game, he would have been top 5 players in the world by now. but for now he is under pressure to improve his defensive game before his attacking game? its weird isn’t it?

    #706552

    nine nine nine
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    wise fan, how am I misleading anybody by stating that last season Hazard was voted the best player in the PL by his peers and the best player in the PL by the football writers,playing under the same Manager, utilising the same tactics with 95% plus of the same players playing alongside him. All of which is 100% true!

    And what do you not understand about ” this is my best season EVER” which he stated on April 18th following the United game prior to Chelsea winning the title and was reported in the Daily Mail on April 19th.

    If Hazard had meant the best season since I came to Chelsea he would have said that and not used the word EVER wouldn’t he.

    Now I know none of the above supports the flimsy argument that you have tried to put forward but those are the facts my friend!

    #706627

    bluepylon
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    999 come on mate wise fan has raised more than one current problem as have others but you just flippantly dismiss other comments and just address that suits your agenda, as other posts from opposing fans have recognised.

    What do think hazard was going today after winning the PL title oh I have had a real shit season, fact is he hauled us over the line the last few games of the season single handily, and now fans want to berate him because the beloved one has made a point of dropping him.

    I sure you will find the season previous reviews hazard had a pretty good shout at the Pl player of the year difference being we never won the PL, after Mourinho managed to convince everyone we were not good enough, despite being top end of march, yes, all conveniently forgotten.

    999
    Get the message, we are rubbish and have been for a long time now.
    I have asked the question loads of times, yet you have never answered it, despite you practically hoarding every post available

    When was the last time we put together a decent run of performances that excited the fans
    Last time we literally outplayed another team, or Jose’s tactics out thought any manager PL or Europe

    debate he obvious mate, the reason of the forum.

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