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Eden Hazard Has Returned To Real Madrid 'Overweight' And The Club Are Concerned

Eden Hazard Has Returned To Real Madrid 'Overweight' And The Club Are Concerned

Eden Hazard has reportedly returned to pre-season training overweight and Real Madrid are concerned with their club-record signing.

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.

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He also joined up with the Belgium national side last week for their Nations League games, but he didn't play a single minute.

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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.

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20-year-old winger Vinicius Junior could be given a starting role ahead of Hazard when the season resumes.

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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"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?'

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"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."

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Hazard recently admitted 2019/2020 was his personal worst campaign, despite Madrid winning their 34th La Liga title.

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"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."

Do you think Eden Hazard will turn it around at Real Madrid?

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Topics: Football News, Eden Hazard, Football, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Real Madrid, La Liga

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.