Hoddle makes worrying admission about sale of former Chelsea star

Date published: Thursday 19th September 2019 4:44

Glenn Hoddle has said that he is “worried” that Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea at the wrong time following the club’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

Los Blancos were humbled by the French champions in a dismal opening night in the Champions League for Zinedine Zidane‘s side, with Angel Di Maria scoring twice before half time and Juan Bernat adding the third in second-half stoppage time.

Speaking on BT Sport‘s coverage of the match, former Tottenham man Hoddle said that there is no “collectiveness” within the Madrid side, leading to Hazard looking out of place.

“For many years you’d look at them and think they only want to play when they’ve got the ball,” the pundit said.

“Collectively they don’t want to defend. Their midfield is loose. They let runners go, no one tracks anyone.

“That collectiveness as a team, they look as if they’re playing like individuals. I just worry that [Eden] Hazard has gone there at the wrong time.”

In other Madrid news, the club are reportedly prepared to sacrifice one midfielder in order to fund a move for a key Arsenal star.

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