Eden Hazard agrees with Arsene Wenger over reason for Real Madrid struggles

first_imgChelsea hero Hazard has begun to make more of an impact for Madrid (Picture: Getty)‘If you want to make a horse lose a race, putting two kilos on a horse of 500 kilos is enough.’Hazard has begun to make a bigger impact under Zinedine Zidane and has revealed how he turned his poor form around for Real Madrid.He said: ‘I was not good, simply. I said to myself ‘start playing well’. The first two months, in what I was proposing, it was not enough.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I thought, I can do better, I’ve felt better for a month now. I dribble, I accelerate and I try to make others play well.‘I do not do everything right but I try The first two months, I said to myself ‘you’re new, be simple’. Too many passes, people waited for me to dribble.’Hazard scored a brace for Belgium during the international break and will hope to help Real Madrid defeat La Liga rivals Real Sociedad on Saturday.MORE: Mauricio Pochettino urged to snub Man Utd for Arsenal following Tottenham sacking Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Nov 2019 9:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Eden Hazard agrees with Arsene Wenger over the reason for his Real Madrid struggles (Picture: Getty)Eden Hazard has admitted he was overweight when he joined Real Madrid after Arsene Wenger said his physical fitness was one of the reasons the Chelsea hero struggled at his new club.Belgian superstar Hazard won two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, the FA Cup and EFL Cup during his hugely successful seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.The 28-year-old completed a dream move to Real Madrid in the summer, however, with the Spanish giants spending over £100million to secure his signature from Premier League club Chelsea. Eden Hazard agrees with Arsene Wenger over reason for Real Madrid strugglescenter_img Wenger felt Hazard arrived at Real Madrid ‘too heavy’ (Picture: Getty)Hazard endured a sluggish start to his career at the Bernabeu, taking six appearances to register his first Real Madrid goal, and Wenger felt his underwhelming performances were a result of weight gain over the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked whether he put on weight before joining Real Madrid, Hazard told L’Equipe: ‘It’s true. I’m not going to hide it, but when I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation.‘I had put on five kilos, I’m the type to put on quickly and lose so quickly if I’m careful.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When I was 18, in Lille, I was 72 or 73 kg. Muscle mass was 75 kg, on a bad day, 77 kg. I was 80 kg this summer, I lost it in 10 days.’Speaking earlier in the month, Arsenal legend Wenger said Hazard had arrived at Real Madrid ‘too heavy’ and would take time to rediscover his top form.‘I think it was more down to physical reasons,’ Wenger said. ‘He came too heavy, like we read in the papers. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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