Eden Hazard prepared to get his career back on track during World Cup amid Real Madrid transfer decision.
Since moving to Real Madrid from Chelsea in the summer of 2019 in a deal worth more than €100 million, Eden Hazard has had a difficult time. The Belgian international has consistently struggled with injuries and fitness issues, and he has appeared to be a pale shadow of his former self.
The 31-year-old made a promise to make this season his best in white after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League last season. However, Hazard has once again struggled to have any kind of impact, so that has not happened.
In fact, the attacker has only appeared on the field six times this season across all competitions, contributing to just one goal each time.
Despite his difficulties, Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have been selected for the Belgium team to compete in the FIFA World Cup. In a little over a week, the Red Devils’ 31-year-old winger will take the helm at the quadrennial competition in Qatar.
And according to AS, Hazard sees the World Cup as his chance to turn around his unsuccessful campaign and rediscover his form.
The seasoned wing-wizard has only appeared on the field six times this season, only starting twice. The attacker has also not participated in a single La Liga match since early September.
Hazard will need to have a strong World Cup campaign in order to gain some relevance in the Real Madrid system. Thus, a strong showing for Belgium may enable the 31-year-old to participate more actively in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the second half of the 2022–23 campaign.
As Real Madrid is rumored to be looking to part ways with their record signing in the near future, it could also help him draw in suitors for either the January window or the summer.