The Belgian maestro struggled to come to terms with La Liga and was slow to adapt to new conditions in general with fitness too one of the concerns.
And Hazard has now revealed how Zidane's role in helping him through those initial months since him joining Real Madrid.
As reported by Marca, he said, "The first two or three months at Real Madrid were not as I wanted them to be. Zinedine Zidane told me to remain calm. 'Be happy,'"
Hazard continued, "He (Zidane) goes straight to the point, he loves his players. You feel that the team is happy for him being the coach."
The former Chelsea great was criticised for being overweight when he arrived at Real Madrid and he made it clear that he likes to enjoy his vacations.
He said as he concluded, "It is true, when I am on vacation, I am on vacation. Otherwise, I never have a vacation. When I was 18 years old at Lille I weighed 72 or 73kg. Then, when I increased muscle mass, I reached 75kg. This summer I weighed 80kg, but I lost everything in 10 days."