Eden Hazard hasn’t enjoyed the best of times since joining Real Madrid in 2019, but he is determined to turn things around and sees his future as being at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
The Belgian winger is currently with his national team squad, preparing for Euro 2020, but when the tournament is over, he is confident he will be wearing a white shirt and showing his true quality.
“I don’t see myself away from Real Madrid,” said Hazard in a press conference at Belgium’s training camp.
“I have three years on my contract and when I’m 100 percent I’ll bring a lot to the team, I know what I have to do. Right now I’m focused on the Euros, but afterwards I’m going to do great things for Real Madrid.”
After another frustrating season, Hazard hopes the worst of his injury problems are behind him and he can focus on his game going forward.
“I had a very unlucky season, I’ve always been a very strong player when I’ve had consistency,” said Hazard.
“I know I’m close to my best level now and I hope not to get injured again. I have some great years ahead of me.”
The 30-year-old is confident he’ll be with Los Blancos next season, but one man who won’t be is Zinedine Zidane, a coach who Hazard wishes he could have done more for.
“I’m sad about [Zidane’s] departure, he knows how much I admire him,” Hazard stated.
“I’ve had two wonderful years with him. I’m indebted to him for not having been able to give him more.”
Belgium’s opening Euro 2020 game is against Russia on June 12 and Hazard will be hoping to get off to a good start and use the tournament as a platform to a better 2021-22 season.