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Eden Hazard Branded 'A Joke' And Accused Of A 'Lack Of Commitment' At Real Madrid

Eden Hazard Branded 'A Joke' And Accused Of A 'Lack Of Commitment' At Real Madrid

The Belgian has gone nearly a year without scoring a club goal...

Josh Lawless

Josh Lawless

Eden Hazard has been branded "a joke" and accused of lacking commitment by the press in Spain.

The Belgian has been left out of the Real Madrid squad for the upcoming game against Real Betis and is now closing in on going a whole year without scoring a club goal.

His only strike for Los Blancos since his £100 million move from Chelsea came against Granada on 5 October 2019, with his underwhelming stint in the Spanish capital plagued by injuries and poor form.

He's also reportedly returned overweight and out of shape at the start of both campaigns and the fans and media are losing patience.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Reacting to the news of his omission, Tomas Roncero has slammed Hazard in a column for AS, accusing him of not giving his all.

He writes: "And the problem is not his ankle. It is because of his lack of commitment during the summer break period, after which he returned the same way he arrived last summer when he signed for what we believed to be the team of his "dreams" - overweight and totally out of shape. There is no other way to put it.

"You have to watch clips of him in 'blue' to enjoy his talent. Because in 'white' we only know that he has a high-risk ankle and chronic problems getting into shape. I feel cheated and frustrated by his lack of commitment.

"Being a Madrid player is not a joke but Hazard's situation is becoming a big one."

Hazard's talents have been displayed on many an occasion throughout his career but he's really not got going at the Bernabeu.

Even with the 29-year-old getting himself a La Liga winners medal last term, he's gone on record to say it was his worst ever campaign.

"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."

With Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham on loan, Hazard may just become Real's new scapegoat.

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Topics: Football News, Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Football, Real Madrid