Real Madrid's Hazard: 'I'll be judged on my second season'

Hazard en un partido en el Bernabéu

Hazard en un partido en el Bernabéu. RAFA CASAL

The Belgium global moved from Chelsea to Madrid in the summer for a fee of €100 million (£88m/$112m) - but has struggled to make an impression at the Bernabeu because of persistent injury.

The Belgium worldwide moved to the Bernabeu for a fee that could rise to £130m, but has been limited to just 15 appearances due to several injuries.

Eden Hazard accepts he has work to do to justify his place at Real Madrid following a nightmare first season after his mega-money move from Chelsea.

"My first season at Real has been rubbish", he told reporters. It was a season of adaptation.

The 29-year-old has scored once and proivded five assists in 15 appearances in the 2019-20 season. I will be judged in the second.

It's a great group of players, I've met a lot of new people.

"I've still got four years left on my contract and I hope to be in form".

The Belgian winger revealed his disappointment following the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020 due to the spread of coronavirus. "We will all have another year in 2021, which is a shame, but my ankle will allow me to return to be in shape", Hazard said.

At present, the Spanish campaign is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak and Hazard is in isolation.

"I think it is hard for the fans because they want to see an worldwide tournament every summer, for them it is a shame".

"I'm not saying that I can't catch it, but I'm inside the house", Hazard stated.

'We have to take care of ourselves.

"But I also think that there are priorities in life that mean it had to be cancelled".

Hazard, who was sidelined between November and January with a similar problem, admitted it has hardly been a debut campaign to remember with Los Blancos, though he knows he has time to win the critics around.

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