NEWS
Sunday June 9 2019
Thibaut Courtois backs Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid

Real Madrid goal keeper Thibaut Courtois has backed new signing Eden Hazard to be a big success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Hazard completed a club record €100m move from Chelsea on June 7, and his former Blues team mate believes he will be a key figure for Zinedine Zidane's side in the 2019-20 campaign.

"He is my friend and I get on very well with him and his family.

"His arrival is going to be fantastic for Real Madrid, he told an interview with Marca.

"I think he is going to make a big difference for Real Madrid, and hopefully we can win many titles."

The pair played together at Stamford Bridge for four seasons, prior to Courtois move to the Spanish capital in 2018, and both will return to Madrid when they finish international duty with Belgium.

Roberto Martinez's side beat Kazakhstan 3-0 on June 8, less than 24 hours after Hazard's move was confirmed, and they are both expected to start in the home game with Scotland on June 11.

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