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Real Madrid attacker does not wish to leave, but resurgence at club complicated
Eden Hazard has recently opened up about his struggles at Real Madrid in a recent interview, revealing his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, among other things.
MARCA has now delivered a follow-up report on the Belgian’s situation at the club, suggesting that the forward may have renewed status in the team if he puts more effort and work into his day-to-day activities.
About four years ago, Hazard joined the club as a ‘star’. But now he has fallen behind in the pecking order, with his last appearance in La Liga coming way back in September. It is a shameful look for a player who was considered one of the best in the world, not more than a few years ago.
With just seven goals in almost four years, Hazard has indeed endured a rapid fall from grace. Coach Ancelotti had put faith in the former Chelsea attacker in the early parts of his stint as manager, but the player was unable to repay the faith, which led to his dwindling role in the first team.
Hazard still remains a highly-rated attacker inside the Real Madrid camp and no one doubts his abilities. But as things stand, the chances of his resurgence are very complicated.
However, what may bother Real Madrid is that the Belgian has no plans to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer. As announced by the player himself, he wants to stay at the club until the end of his contract in 2024, in an attempt to vindicate himself.
But knowing that Hazard may never reach his old self, Real Madrid may have their task cut out as they look to offload the attacking superstar in the coming summer, in an attempt to recoup some of the fortune they had spent on the player a few years ago.
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Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Elche
The Santiago Bernabeu is ready for the first time in a fortnight as Real Madrid are set to host relegation-threatened Real Valladolid for gameweek 27 of La Liga. The gap between them and Barcelona was increased to 15 yesternight, and los blancos will be looking to cut it down to 12 to scarce the tiniest bit of hope of defending their league crown.
Carlo Ancelotti has opted to use a highly attacking starting lineup for the clash, with Karim Benzema spearheading the front-three. He is flanked by Marco Asensio on the right while Vinicius Jr retains his place on the left.
Rodrygo also gets the nod to start, probably as an attacking midfielder in what looks like a 4-2-3-1.
Aurelien Tchouameni has been given the nod in midfield, with Toni Kroos forming the double pivot alongside him.
With Antonio Rudiger, Ferland Mendy, and Nacho out injured, Eduardo Camavinga gets the license to start as the left-back, while Lucas Vazquez flanks the defence from the right. The usual suspects — Eder Militao and David Alaba — start in central defence.
Thibaut Courtois was a doubt heading into this game, but has been given the medical greenlight to take his place as the goalkeeper.
📋✅ Our squad for #RealMadridRealValladolid! pic.twitter.com/T9G5QY3P4D— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 2, 2023
Madrid XI: Courtois; Vazquez, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Tchouameni, Kroos; Asensio, Rodrygo, Vinicius; Benzema