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Courtois’ dad blasts Hazard for laughing with Chelsea team
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Courtois’ dad blasts Hazard for laughing with Chelsea team

Thibaut Courtois' father has blasted Eden Hazard for unprofessionalism after he was pictured laughing and smiling after Real Madrid were eliminated from the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League by Chelsea on Wednesday night. It was Hazard's first return to Stamford Bridge after his exit to Real Madrid in a huge deal in 2019. After the game, he was seen smiling with his former colleagues Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy. These reactions by the Belgian at full-time after his side's elimination has seen fans vent their frustration, leading to Courtois' father brandishing the playmaker as unprofessional. 'Its really not smart for Eden to do that,' Thierry Courtios told HLN Sportcast. 'He probably didn't think twice about it, but those images are painful for Real Madrid fans. 'If...
Real Madrid reportedly set to offload Hazard
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Real Madrid reportedly set to offload Hazard

Rumors are rife that Real Madrid are ready to cut their losses as they prepare to let go of Eden Hazard. The 30-year-old attacker joined Los Blancos from Chelsea in 2019 in a deal worth £103.5m. The Belgian was highly rated at the time and had established himself as one of the most exciting players in the Premier League and Europe as a whole. However, he has failed to replicate his Chelsea form at Madrid and therefore failed to live up to expectations with his time at Real Madrid thus far being blighted by recurring injuries under Zinedine Zidane. It was hoped that Hazard would help in replacing Cristiano Ronaldo after his departure to Juventus but this hasn't been the case. The Belgium international has made just 40 appearances for Los Merengues in all competitions and has just 4...
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Real Madrid vs Chelsea – Three battles crying out to be settled

Real Madrid will welcome Chelsea to the Estadio Di Stefano Stadium for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal clash on Tuesday night, and there is a lot to look forward to ahead of the game. Los Blancos are favorites on paper as expected but will have to be wary of this Chelsea side that have been transformed under Thomas Tuchel. Meanwhile, ahead of the game, here are some battles that have been crying out to be settled. Thibaut Courtois vs Chelsea The towering Belgian goalkeeper didn't leave Chelsea on the best of terms and his departure sure angered a lot of Chelsea fans. Petr Cech was Chelsea's number one but was displaced from the side to accommodate the Belgian who many thought would be the future between the sticks for Chelsea. His unexpected forceful depar...
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Eden Hazard is in a vicious cycle

One just can't help but imagine how Real Madrid are coping with Eden Hazard's injury problems, and more importantly, how the player himself is coping. The Belgian didn't hide his aspirations of playing for Real Madrid but sadly, his time at the Bernabeu is being hampered by recurring injuries. His latest injury seems to have frustrated the club as he will miss the next six weeks of footballing action as well as the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Atalanta. Since his move to Real Madrid in 2019, Hazard has missed 43 games. This is not a good statistic, considering he was bought to function as a Galactico and help return Los Blancos to European glory after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. This has in turn affected his form as he has not been able to replic...
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Zidane – Hazard is low on confidence

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Eden Hazard is low on confidence after he delivered another poor performance in the 2:1 Spanish Super cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao on Thursday night. Hazard is Real Madrid's record signing but has scored just 2 goals in all competitions this season whilst offering very little in attack. This was also the case in Los Blancos' 0:0 draw against Osasuna in La Liga last weekend. 'He needs to recover confidence, play a great game, or score a goal, just to do something different. We know what a great player he is and we need to be patient with him as he is working hard,' Zidane told reporters. 'We are behind him and we must give him time. The fans want to see the best version of Eden so we must be patient. We're sticking with him and h...
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Lampard defends duo and compares them to Hazard

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has come to the defense of under-fire duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz after they scored against Morecambe in the FA Cup on Sunday and compared them to Eden Hazard. Werner and Havertz have struggled recently but played their parts in the FA Cup 4 nil victory on Sunday.  The German striker's goal was his first goal in 13 games in all competitions while Havertz has not been top-notch since he suffered from coronavirus at the early stages of the season. Lampard has been under pressure recently due to the poor form of both players but jumped to their defense after they booked their place in Monday's fourth-round draw. The Englishman made reference to Eden Hazard's time at Chelsea, stating that the Belgian took some time before fully settling in at Stamford...
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Roberto Martinez says Hazard has recovered from surgery

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has disclosed that Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has recovered well from ankle surgery. He made this known on Sunday but didn't point out the time frame for his return to action. Hazard underwent the operation in Dallas last month after fracturing his ankle. It seemed like the 29-year-old would go on another lengthy spell on the sidelines but the break due to the coronavirus pandemic means that he might feature this season depending on when La Liga resumes. READ: Moise Kean linked with a return to the Serie A “I know he is recovering well. He is not far from running again and there are no complications,” Martinez said in a chat with some Belgian media outlets. “Everything went well with the operation, but you also hope that everything goes well...
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Zidane doesn’t know if injured Hazard’s season is over

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said he's not sure if Eden Hazard will play again or not for the club this season after he suffered a fracture to his right ankle at the weekend. Hazard, 29, is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in Saturday's 1 nil La Liga defeat at Levante. He had been on the sidelines for close to three months and was only making a second appearance after his return. “I don’t know if his season is over, I don’t know but I hope not,” Zidane said in a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg clash against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City. READ: AFC hands life ban to two Laos players for match-fixing Hazard was seen as the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo when he joined from Chelsea last yea...
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Ramires reveals where it went wrong for Mourinho at Chelsea

It can be recalled that Ramires signed for Chelsea in 2010 under Carlo Ancelotti and was part of the squad when Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013. Mourinho described his first season back at Chelsea as a transition season although the Blues finished third in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. Ramires has now revealed that it was the UCL semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in 2014 that turned the tables in Mourinho's return to Chelsea. The Blues played a goalless draw in Spain in the first leg and had to win at Stamford Bridge to qualify. They took the lead in the game through Fernando Torres just before half-time but the Spaniards fought back in the second half and scored three goals from Adrian Lopez, Diego Costa, and Arda Turan ...
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Eden Hazard did not break his ankle, more tests will be run

Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard reportedly didn't break his ankle during his side's 2 all UEFA Champions League draw against Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. However, more tests will be carried out to ascertain the severity of the knock. This was made known by HLN's Kristof Terreur who revealed that additional tests are needed but a fracture has been ruled out. Meanwhile, Marca's Pablo Polo disclosed that the Belgian was on crutches when he arrived at the hospital. Hazard was forced off the pitch after a tackle by fellow Belgian Thomas Meunier. After the game, Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane revealed that the forward had suffered a sprained ankle according to a report from Football Espana. "There is a little worry over Hazard at full-time. He was in pain at f...