The Belgian made good contact with French striker Karim Benzema at the start of the Real Madrid attack, and their partnership may turn out to be crucial, as Los Blancos is chasing domestic and European honors.

Hazard started the game with a nasty knock

The performance of Eden Hazard against Eibar was excellent news for Real Madrid. Even if Eden started the game with a nasty knock. Which, according to boss Zinedine Zidane, looked worse than he was. “He was happy and not too worried about the blow,” Zidane said. The Belgian made good contact with French striker Karim Benzema at the start of the Real Madrid attack, and their partnership may turn out to be crucial, as Los Blancos is chasing domestic and European honors. The possibility to play with Benzema was one of the reasons why Hazard decided to sign a contract with Real Madrid. “For me, he is the best center-forward in the world,” said Hazard. “I think it will make me a better footballer to train with him.”

 

He is prepared to fit adequately. The only piece missing in the Hazard puzzle is his goal return. While in a Real Madrid shirt, he has only managed to find the back of the net only once. After this season, he was tormented by injuries. It is unusual for Hazard was prolific for both Chelsea in the Premier League and Lille in the upper echelons of Ligue 1. However, the above injuries are behind his lack of form in front of the goal. Still, the fact that he won three penalties – the second largest in LaLiga – without having much playing time under his belt suggests that his attacking threat remains strong.