Hazard can become best in the world at Real, claims former team-mate

Date published: Tuesday 25th June 2019 4:44 - Dan Butterfield

One of Eden Hazard’s former team-mates at Chelsea believes that the new Real Madrid star can reach the very top at his new club. 

Fernando Torres, who retired earlier this week, has come out and said he believes Hazard can become the best player in the world now that he has left Chelsea for LaLiga.

Hazard moved to Madrid earlier this month after winning the Europa league in May for the Blues and Torres, who also won the Europa League in his time at Chelsea is full of praise for the Belgian.

“[Madrid] have got the brand where every player in the world wants to play there, and when they call the players see it as a club where you can make history,” Torres told AS.

“Hazard is a spectacular footballer who needs the boost from a club like Real Madrid to reach the level he can reach, which he did at Chelsea in a fleeting manner.

“It remains to be seen if he’s able to push himself to want to be better. His ability and the conditions are perfect.

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“Sometimes it seemed he struggled to want to be better when I saw him training, it was clear he could be at the level of the best. Now he’s got the stage on which to do it. It’ll depend more on his mentality than his football.”

The ex Atletico Madrid forward also commented on his former clubs signing of Marcos Llorente from Real for £31m last week.

Torres does not see an issue with Llorente moving from Atletico’s city rivals, saying “Atleti is bigger now than thinking about which team the players come from. What’s more important is where they are leaving to go,” said the World Cup winner.


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