Eden Hazard’s transfer to Real Madrid back in 2019 promised so much. The mercurial winger was considered one of the best players in the world when he made the switch from Chelsea to the Spanish market, but the move has been disastrous for both parties.
A mixture of form, lack of fitness and injuries has meant that Hazard has rarely featured since the move four years ago, and the former Belgian international is considered as a fringe player by Carlo Ancelotti.
Hazard’s lack of commitment has been called into question by many during his time in Madrid, and a former teammate at Chelsea has appeared to back up those claims.
In an interview with Dubai Eye (via Sport), John Obi Mikel, who played alongside Hazard at the Premier League side from 2012 to 2017, told of his former teammate’s incredible talent, but also of his indolence.
“Eden Hazard is the laziest footballer I have seen in my life, but on match day he would win the man of the match award. The night before a game, and after dinner, he would sit there for 20 to 30 minutes eating rice pudding. He likes his food.
“He could have been a better footballer if he had put more effort into training, to be able to improve his football”.
The revelations are unlikely to surprise many Real Madrid supporters, who have often lambasted the 32-year-old for his laziness while wearing the famous white jersey.
Club officials are reportedly looking to move Hazard on this summer, which would see this sorry episode come to an end, despite his contract expiring at the end of next season.
Laziness is a trait of a parasite.
Nothing surprising here.