Real Madrid's newest superstar, Eden Hazard has opened up on the joy that he has rediscovered in training under Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane - using this an example to take a not so subtle dig at Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri, under whom he played during his time at Chelsea.
Hazard who moved to the Bernabeu from Chelsea in the summer is widely considered to be one of the best players in the world and while he did star during his time at Stamford Bridge, clearly he did not enjoy training under strict disciplinarians.
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“In training, we are always using the ball... there’s movement and mini-matches. When you meet Italian coaches like I did, you are less happy. They are more rigid and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years with Italian coaches so to rediscover this pleasure again makes me happy," he said to Sport Magazine.
While his arrival at the Spanish capital was greeted with great happiness by Madrid fans, the Belgian has struggled in his debut season so far, suffering from injury and fitness issues, with the winger appearing only 13 times so far, while netting a solitary goal.
With the club approaching the business end of the season, the Los Blancos will dearly hope that their star player rediscovers his form and leads them to success both domestically and in Europe.