Why Eden Hazard was wrong to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid as major doubt revealed
Eden Hazard has joined Real Madrid for an initial amount of £ 88 million this summer, but has not yet scored for Los Blancos this season.
Hazard joined Real the following summer months of speculation about his future in Chelsea.
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Real began paying GBP 88 million and will accumulate nearly £ 130 million if Hazard achieves some performance-based targets.
The Belgian career, however, did not start very well.
Due to an injury, he missed the first games of the season but failed to score or stand out in games against Levante and Paris Saint-German. The Spanish giants were beaten 3-0 by the latter in the Champions League.
Crouch is skeptical about Hazard’s decision to leave Chelsea for Real, especially when the club is in transition.
“I’m doing well in the TV world and one of the reasons I joined BT Sport was to compete in the Champions League,” he told the Daily Mail.
“I watched three games this week, including Real Madrid’s trip to Paris Saint-Germain.
“Eden Hazard was uncomfortable and I could not help but wonder if he had joined the right club at the wrong time.”
In Hazard’s last season with Chelsea, he contributed to 32 goals and looked set to take a decisive turn with Real.
But Crouch added, “He was the shadow of the player we used to see in the Premier League.
“The real ones were poor and I would be amazed if they go all the way in this tournament.
“Hazard is so good he should have the Champions League on his resume.
“I’m just not sure Real is currently set to give him the missing silverware.”