Real Madrid fans more fanatical than Chelsea – Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard has claimed Real Madrid fans are more ‘fanatical’ than those at his old club Chelsea, with everything more magnified in Spain.

The Belgian international joined Los Blancos in a €100m deal from the Europa League holders this summer but has yet to find the net for his new club after initial injury problems.

The forward was involved in this week’s clashes against both Levante and Paris Saint-Germain, forming an attacking trio with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.

"I think that here the fans are really fans," Hazard is cited as saying by ESPN FC.

"In England there are not so many fans, people there like football and everyone, young people, adults, teenagers, are really interested in their football, but they are not so fanatical about their teams.

"At the time I was in Chelsea and we lost, we were disappointed as were the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster.

"When you are at Real Madrid, even if it is my first year, talking to the fans, they always expect you to win the Champions League."

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