Eden Hazard, who has struggled with injuries since joining Real Madrid, was reportedly ‘physically outmatched’ in a training game with the club’s Castilla squad
Eden Hazard, who recently retired from Belgium duty, participated in a training game with Real Madrid’s Castilla squad on Thursday during the international break.
However, the 32-year-old reportedly struggled with his physical condition during the match, as well as having difficulty dribbling past any of his opponents. The head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, was present on the sidelines during the game.
Hazard’s future at Madrid is up in the air
Eden Hazard has appeared in just seven matches for Real Madrid across all competitions this season, and it appears that he is not part of Ancelotti’s plans for the future.
Despite this, he still has one year left on his contract and reportedly wants to fulfill that commitment. However, there are ongoing rumors that he could leave the club during the summer transfer window.
In an interview with Eleven Belgium earlier this month, Ancelotti gave a harsh response when asked about the reason for Hazard’s limited game time.
“I’m not here to give each player minutes, I’m here to win games,” he said. “I put the best starting eleven to win games. I don’t look at how much a player earns or his age, it’s just about performances.”
Currently, it seems that Hazard has no chance of returning to the squad as he is ranked below Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo in the Santiago Bernabeu’s forward hierarchy.
Eden Hazard is aiming to be selected in the upcoming Real Madrid squad and make a contribution from the bench in their next La Liga fixture against Real Valladolid on Sunday.