Eden Hazard Has Returned To Real Madrid 'Overweight' And The Club Are Concerned
The Belgian secured a dream move to the Santiago Bernabeu last year but he joined up with his teammates for pre-season a stone overweight.
Spanish publication ABC claim history has repeated itself, with the 29-year-old angering manager Zinedine Zidane.
He also joined up with the Belgium national side last week for their Nations League games, but he didn't play a single minute.
SPORT state Hazard will now be an extra "two or three weeks" behind the rest of the squad.
The club's hierarchy are worried the former Chelsea man isn't taking his position as a 'Los Blancos' star seriously and want him to show more commitment.
20-year-old winger Vinicius Junior could be given a starting role ahead of Hazard when the season resumes.
Eden Hazard turned up overweight, which upset Zidane. Real Madrid are upset with Hazard as well, because the player is not in required condition and it's a repeat of what happened last year. The player said last year that he loves to enjoy summer and eat then again this year... pic.twitter.com/uwJ7ykzLFy
- r/soccer (@from_rsoccer) September 10, 2020
Hazard scored just one goal for Madrid last season and he was lambasted for a poor showing in the Champions League against Manchester City.
Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT: "We all know how brilliant Hazard can be, we all know the difference he can make to a football team.
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"But he didn't take the move to Madrid seriously, and he's paid for it this season.
"He turned up overweight, he's been playing catch-up, he's getting niggly injuries. Watching him last night was like watching a completely different player.
"Kyle Walker must've been thinking, 'Is this the same player I faced at Chelsea?'
"He's a brilliant player, but he's paid the price for turning up at Madrid for a big fee and not taking it seriously.
"He does switch off every now and again. As good and as great as he can be, he does down tools every so often."
Hazard recently admitted 2019/2020 was his personal worst campaign, despite Madrid winning their 34th La Liga title.
"This year, we collectively won this league title, but I have surely had the worst season of my career individually," he told France Info.
"It was a somewhat strange season, with everything that happened.
"When you play for Real Madrid, you want to win all the titles."
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