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Eden Hazard admits he is a Real Madrid flop after his first season but vows to hit top form 

Eden Hazard accepts he has work to do to justify his place at Real Madrid following a nightmare first season after his mega-money move from Chelsea.

Hazard departed Stamford Bridge in a deal worth an initial £88m, with add-ons potentially taking it up to as much as £150m.

But the Belgian has had a terrible time in Spain so far, with injuries and questions about his fitness after he appeared to arrive for pre-season out of shape. 

‘My first season at Madrid is bad, but not everything is bad,’ Hazard told RTBF.

‘It is an adaptation season. I will be judged in the second. It is up to me to be in good shape next year.

‘The group is good, I have met new people. For me it is a great experience. I still have four years of contract, I hope to be in good shape.’

The 29-year-old has scored once and provided five assists in 15 appearances in the 2019-20 season.

At present, the Spanish campaign is on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak and Hazard is in isolation.

‘I’m not saying I can’t catch it, but I’m inside the house, nobody’s coming, we can’t see anyone,’ he said.

‘I’m a little scared, like everyone else, but I especially have to be careful not to pass it on to others [if I get it], that is the most delicate thing.

‘We have to take care of ourselves. I am concerned about weaker people, who have more problems.’

 

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