‘MUST IMPROVE TO BE A REAL GALACTICO’
Madrid: Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard said he needed to improve to live up to his ‘Galactico’ billing after a slow start to the season, having failed to score or assist for his new side. The Belgian winger joined from Chelsea this summer for 100 million euros.
Hazard is viewed as the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid’s side, with the team’s all-time top scorer departing for Juventus in the summer of 2018,
and has inherited his No. 7 shirt. “I’m not a Galactico yet, I have to show that I can be one,” Hazard said ahead of Real Madrid’s clash with Club Brugge. “We all know the history of the No. 7 here and I want to show that I can be the best in the world. I want to give my all, not just in matches but in training too.”
After reports that he arrived for the preseason overweight, Hazard suffered a thigh injury. The 28-year-old has started three games but been far from his best. “I’m critical of myself but working every day we will change things,” he said.
Madrid lost their opening Champions League match 3-0 at Paris St. Germain.