Eden Hazard has struggled to take care of the load of the Real Madrid shirt following his high-profile transfer from Chelsea, former Real supervisor Fabio Capello has stated.
Hazard joined the Spanish membership from Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported 100 million euros ($116.54 million) forward of the 2019-20 season.
The Belgium worldwide impressed Chelsea to 2 Premier League trophies throughout his time at Stamford Bridge however has failed to hit related heights in Spain, with accidents limiting him to 21 appearances in all competitions this season.
“He hasn’t been the player he was at Chelsea and he was injured for a long time, he hasn’t adapted,” Capello instructed Marca.
“I’ve always thought of him as a great player but the Real shirt weighs heavily and Hazard has sunk this year. It’s clear that he’ll be better next season,” added the Italian, who led Real to 2 La Liga titles.
With Hazard struggling for kind, the onus was on Karim Benzema to shoulder the goal-scoring obligations and the French striker loved probably the greatest seasons of his career, netting 21 league targets and firing Real to a record-extending 34th La Liga crown.
“He’s become a benchmark for Real. He has taken on responsibility that he didn’t have when he played with Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a nose for goal and he’s shown it,” added former England coach Capello.