‘The new Hazard has arrived’: the Spanish press reassured by the excellent physical condition of the Red Devil
The season hasn’t even started. However, the preparation of Eden Hazard is already scrutinized in Spain. Last week, the Brainois even made the front page of AS to define the new role of number 7 in the Spanish capital. This weekend, it was Marca who wrote several rather glowing articles about the Red Devil.
‘A whole new Hazard’headlines the Spanish daily. « The ‘Hazardistas’ have arguments for wanting to see the glass half full. The player’s promise to the fans was the trigger for Real Madrid fans’ new faith in him. Moreover, the non-arrival of Mbappé gives new perspectives to his playing time as well as the new role that Ancelotti wants to give him to try to get him to play. »
For our colleagues, there are many reasons to hope to see Hazard at his best level. « Sportingly, there are also reasons to believe in a new phase for Hazard at Madrid. » The Nations League has reassured everyone in Madrid. « He got the playing time he couldn’t enjoy on the home stretch. » Above all, the Spaniards saw a Hazard « who seems liberated ». Which is already making all the Spanish press salivate.
« The Belgian takes extreme care of his physical condition »
If Hazard has not left, it is also for his importance for the merengue locker room. « The truth is that the Belgian is, despite his lack of importance on the pitch, one of the most beloved players in the dressing room. Thanks in particular to his involvement in the dynamics of the team. On the pitch, he doesn’t was not able to bring more. But he did in what we call the intangibles: guiding the young people, ensuring group cohesion and his understanding of the coach’s decisions. And this even if he did not didn’t agree. »
If the press is reassured, it is also because the Red Devil has not repeated the same mistakes as in the past. « The Belgian is taking advantage of his last days of rest by taking extreme care of his physical condition. A factor that penalized him at the start of his last two seasons in Madrid. » A few years ago, Eden Hazard did an interview for RMC Sport. During this exchange he said this: « I won’t change. Holidays are holidays. »
Of course, we can count on him to continue having fun. But he seems to really want to get back to his best level. Which seems like a great thing. « This Sunday, he was seen with Toni Nadal at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Athens, in apparent good condition. » In four days, he will be back at the Valdebebas training center. « As of July 8, a new opportunity begins for Hazard, who has yet to make his debut as a Real Madrid player. »
Will we really see a new Hazard at Real Madrid? The preparation will already be a good indicator to know the answer.