Eden Hazard: No pressure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has rejected suggestions that he should be compared to the club’s former star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

Hazard has become a regular starter for Los Blancos in an attacking front three which also includes the in-form Karim Benzema along with one of Rodrygo Goes, Gareth Bale or Vinicius Junior.

“When I am playing for Madrid, I do not think about Cristiano having been in that position before me, or anything about his levels compared to mine,” Hazard told Le Parisien.

“Others will talk about comparisons but one thing that is definite is that I will not score more goals than Cristiano.”

The 28-year-old has scored one goal for Madrid in 12 appearances this season and Hazard has acknowledged that his form has not been his best, but he is not worried.

“I knew I would get examined more here than at Chelsea, it is natural,” he added.

The former Lille star is set to play for Zinedine Zidane’s side in this week’s Champions League group stage clash against Paris Saint-Germain.

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