Eden Hazard, who is in the process of saying goodbye to Real Madrid, made a surprise performance.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Real won 6-0스포츠토토 in the 27th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022/2023 season against Villadolid held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 2nd (Korean time).
Azar also contributed. Hazard, who replaced Karim Benzema in the 20th minute of the second half, scored Lucas Vazquez’s key goal with a sharp penetrating pass just before the end of the game.
No one expected Azar’s performance. Hazard also received criticism for his disappointing performance in joint training with Castilian players during his A-match period.
Farewell to Real this summer was likely. Real was in a position to sell Hazard, whose contract expires in 2024, this summer to collect even the minimum transfer fee revenue.
A last chance was given. Manager Ancelotti decided to use substitutes like Hazard for the remainder of the league schedule. It was to focus on the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
Azar seized his chance. According to ‘WhoScored.com’, a statistics media outlet, Azar recorded 4 key passes despite digesting only about 25 minutes. No player recorded more key passes than this in the game.
His future at Real has only slightly brightened. According to the report of Spain’s ‘Diario As’, manager Ancelotti said in a press conference, “Hazard trained during the break. I ran very little today, but I did very well,” he said with satisfaction.
“I even recorded an assist. He is also doing well in training. Hazard will continue to have opportunities to play.”