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Eden Hazard Bags First Real Madrid Goal With Classy Chip Against Granada

Eden Hazard Bags First Real Madrid Goal With Classy Chip Against Granada

It has taken six games in a Real Madrid shirt for Eden Hazard to score his first official goal for the club.

The Belgian winger, who joined Los Blancos from Chelsea in the summer for a fee that could exceed £150 million, scored the club's second goal in Saturday afternoon's La Liga game against Granada - a delightful chip past goalkeeper Rui Silva.

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A delighted Hazard wheeled away in celebration just before the half-time whistle as Zinedine Zidane's extent their lead at the top of the league.


Hazard continued to impress in the second half and just after the hour mark, the 28-year-old assisted Luka Modric for Real Madrid's third goal.

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The Belgian was criticised by some for his performances for the Spanish giants in recent weeks, but manager Zinedine Zidane told fans to get behind the former Chelsea man.

"I know (Hazard) is going to succeed here." Zidane said.

"I'm not going to give him any advice on how to play. He knows what we want from him and we know the player he is. We all have to remain calm, I'm not worried at all.

"He needs more time, we have to be calm with the players who have just arrived."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Hazard himself admitted he had to prove himself to be the best.

"It is true that the people expect a lot from me, I also expect it." he said.

"Personally I can do better. There will always be criticism, I am with myself. To be a galactic and be the best in the world I have to prove it."

Topics: Football News, Eden Hazard, Football, Granada, Real Madrid, La Liga

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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