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Eden Hazard Was Genuinely Real Madrid's Hardest-Working Player During Defeat To Chelsea

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Eden Hazard Was Genuinely Real Madrid's Hardest-Working Player During Defeat To Chelsea

Eden Hazard was actually Real Madrid's hardest-working player during their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea - despite fans being angered by his post-match antics.

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Spanish media have slaughtered Hazard for his actions and believe it is proof his heart isn't with 'Los Blancos'.

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It couldn't be further from the truth, however. Hazard was actually the Madrid player who covered most ground and was fourth overall on the pitch.

Only Kai Havertz, N'Golo Kante and Jorginho managed to outwork the 30-year-old.

Hazard didn't deliver a vintage performance as Madrid looked rather toothless in attack on Wednesday evening.

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But it wasn't through a lack of effort despite the uproar back in Spain.

What's more, El Chiringuito suggest the La Liga club have had enough Hazard and have decided to transfer list him.

Yes we know what you're thinking. The video is incredibly dramatic and over the top.

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Speaking after Madrid's European exit, one reporter said: "Two years of taking the pi** out of Real Madrid fans... two years of being overweight... just another Gareth Bale.

"Real Madrid are out of Europe as Hazard finds time to laugh and joke.

"We are angry, we don't understand him. He cannot stay at Real Madrid for another second."

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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Spanish football expert Terry Gibson has countered that however by claiming Hazard 'owes' Madrid fans in the coming months.

"The first thing is to who? Who's got the money and who would buy him after two years ravaged by injury? So I think that's the big problem but I can understand the frustrations of the Real Madrid fans," Gibson told Sky Sports News.

"I think he was an easy target last night anyway because his form at Real Madrid has been disastrous and the way that he's been injured for the last couple of seasons.

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"When he's played he hasn't been effective so he was always going to be an easy target, he hasn't adhered himself to the Real Madrid fans.

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Image Credit: PA

"I can understand that as well, losing a Champions League semi-final, not that I would know, but being involved in semi-finals myself, if you were to lose you should be devastated.

"For him to have been as happy as he was after the final whistle with former teammates! It's fine but if you want to congratulate them perhaps it's best done behind the scenes but to do it in full view of the media, the cameras, which everybody in the world can then see.

"You can understand the frustration of the Real Madrid supporters and the club.

"I would imagine the club wouldn't look too kindly on the way he behaved after the final whistle so that hasn't helped him.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He should be doing everything in his power to make sure that he can get back into some sort of favour with the Real Madrid fans.

"It's not often I say it but I do think Hazard does owe Real Madrid, does owe the Real Madrid supporters, and that wasn't a good look after the game last night."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images & BT Sport

Topics: Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Football, Champions League, Real Madrid

Daniel Marland
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