If Eden Hazard is not today part of the gratin of world football, Felipe Luis, his former partner at Chelsea, knows the main reason.
Since his arrival at real Madrid in the summer of 2019 against 115 million euros, Eden Hazard is no more than a shadow of itself. Plagued by repeated injuries, the 30-year-old left-hander has played only 35 games in the Merengue jersey, for 4 small goals scored.
But according to his ex-Chelsea teammate Filipe Luis, physical glitches would not be the only explanation for the Red Devil’s lack of consistency. The casualness that the latter would show would be just as detrimental to him. By way of explanation, the Brazilian defender delivered an anecdote that is surprising to say the least.
“Before the matches, he played Mario Kart”
“He (Eden Hazard, editor’s note) was not training well, five minutes before the matches, he was playing Mario Kart in the locker room, he revealed to Daily Mail. He was warming up without tying his laces. No one could take the ball away from him. Yet at that point he was dribbling three or four players and winning matches on his own. “
Yet in terms of talent, Hazard has nothing to envy of the very best players on the planet. The problem is therefore elsewhere … “Eden, with Neymar, are the best players I have played with. They are all up there with Messi (…) Hazard is so talented. Maybe he lacks a bit of ambition to say: I’m going to be the best player in the world. Because he could be. “
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