Eden Hazard: I must improve at Real Madrid

Eden Hazard is adamant he is unfazed by early criticism of his start at Real Madrid but acknowledges he must improve his performances.

The Belgian international arrived from Chelsea this summer in a €100m deal but, after suffering early injury problems, has yet to find the net for his new club.

Hazard has been starting for Los Blancos in an attacking front three which has also included the in-form Karim Benzema along with Gareth Bale.

“The criticisms don't bother me. It's me who has to prove my level on the pitch. They know my level and I have to improve so they are proud of me,” Hazard told his press conference on Monday, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.

“I feel good. It's true that they expect a lot from me and me too. I can do better. The criticisms are normal. Not everything is perfect but we are already top of the league.

“I had a setback with the injury, but I feel 100% because I am recovered. I need to be decisive, score goals. When I start scoring everything will be easier.

“It is not a matter of trust. The boss tells me to try more and it is I who have to give everything. I already feel good and I have to take a step forward to continue making differences.”

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