Still disappointing on the pitch, Eden Hazard also appeared hilarious Wednesday night after the elimination of Real Madrid by Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League. Images that created a great controversy in Spain and annoyed Emmanuel Petit …
The divorce has not been pronounced but we are getting closer … Very often injured since his arrival at Real Madrid against the tidy sum of 115 million euros in the summer of 2019, Eden Hazard is also short of form when he appears on the field (40 games, 4 goals). The semi-final second leg of the Champions League at Chelsea on Wednesday night (2-0 defeat) was another illustration of this.
Established by Zinedine Zidane, the Belgian attacking midfielder showed almost nothing until his exit in the 89th minute of play. And to top it off, he appeared all smiles after the final whistle while chatting with his former London partners. What to ulcerate the Spanish press, which has fired at all costs in recent hours, and annoy Emmanuel Petit a little more.
“The overweight he has been dragging since his arrival is a burden”
“Two years ago, when I saw him leave Chelsea after seven extraordinary years, in which he only missed 20 games, I was extremely happy to see him go to Real Madrid,” explained the former midfielder this Thursday evening in Top of the Foot. Because in my opinion it was the club that would allow him to take the last step to touch the Golden Ball. He was part of a very closed circle , but he was never expected to really have it. (…) But when I see what is happening today, I have the impression of a mess. since his arrival has been a drag in fact. He’s the one who is at the origin of many of Eden Hazard’s physical problems at Real Madrid. “
And we can wonder if the former Lille, at 30, wants to turn the situation around. “Honestly, when I saw him yesterday at the end of the match laughing, I put myself in the shoes of his teammates, and even in the shoes of his opponents, continues Petit. If I had been a player of Chelsea, seeing him laugh like that knowing he was one step away from the final, I would have been like: what the hell the guy doing? he doesn’t see that all the cameras are focused on The players? You have to be careful with everything today, but he didn’t care. It’s a lack of respect for his partners, for his opponents, his club, but also for himself. In his defense, he Shouldn’t have been tenured given his poor shape. But that hasn’t changed the problem for two years. It’s a mess. “