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Hazard starred as Real earned a hard-fought win at Bilbao in La Liga on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old started his second consecutive game as he encouraged Carlo Ancelotti who confessed: "He's back."
Hazard was a constant threat, making runs in behind Bilbao's defence and showing off his range of passing.
Despite his lack of confidence, the Belgium international wasn't afraid of getting on the ball and making things happen.
He also put in a shift defensively, which didn't go unnoticed by his manager.
Eden Hazard Vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga (away) 21-22 pic.twitter.com/T2q0PeoOhL— Hazardcomps (@Hazardcomps7) December 23, 2021
Hazard has a long way to go to justify Real's enormous transfer, yet, slowly but surely - he's proving his worth.
And the thought of the ex-Chelsea star forging an attacking trident with in-form Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema is a mouth-watering prospect.
Hazard's performance not only got Ancelotti talking, but also fans on social media.
In fairness to Eden Hazard, this was actually a positive performance.— Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) December 23, 2021
Sure, it wasn't perfect but considering it is just his second consecutive start in a few months, you can see his confidence is slowly growing.
Maybe he can turn it around after all! https://t.co/nfbn8wk833
One tweeted: "Baller," while another commented: "How is this performance bad? If anything, he was one of our best players yesterday."
On his impressive showing, the veteran Italian boss said via AS: "He worked hard for the team. It is true that he doubts about his physicality, but he did well.
"In the second half, he tried things. He's back, I agree."
Ancelotti added: "Hazard, of course, is good for the team. He has done well, fought, he has threatened and returned.
"They have understood well what the team has to do in the defensive phase and they have done well. They have worked and they have produced quality.
"The difference has been the defending, not attacking because we have great individuals."
Hazard has played 12 of Real's 19 league games this season as they sit at the top of the table.
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