‘MUST IM­PROVE TO BE A REAL GALACTICO’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

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.

EDEN HAZARD

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