44 percent of respondents believe Los Blancos should sell the Belgian star while 25 percent think he should be a substitute – with just 26 percent thinking he should stay in the side with 5 percent believing Madrid should adapt their system to him.
Hazard was ineffectual once again for Los Blancos in Thursday’s loss to Athletic Club Bilbao and he was subbed off in the 67th minute with the side trailing 2-0.
The Belgian star’s injury problems since his switch from Chelsea in 2019 have blighted his start to life in the Spanish capital, but he has been unable to refind form at any point across those 18 months.
Former Madrid star Predrag Mijatovic told Cadena Ser: “Hazard shouldn’t be starting, but the one who decides and sees him in training is Zidane. Real Madrid also play well without him, and that’s the worrying thing.”
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Another former Madrid player, Santiago Cazares said: “It’s not Hazard’s moment. Asensio had to be playing on the left and priority should be given to the players who are in form. Not starting Hazard in the centre and then changing it because it doesn’t work.”
Hazard netted just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut campaign in Spain, although Madrid ended up winning their first league title in three years.
The Belgian international suffered a fracture to his right distal fibula during the 1-0 La Liga loss at Levante in February – just a week after he returned from a similar three-month layoff, summing up a difficult season, and his second campaign is proving similarly frustrating – scoring just twice in 10 appearances.