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Sport Hazard: I'm not yet a Galactico

05:40  01 october  2019
05:40  01 october  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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The club have a history of acquiring the best players in the world having brought in Luis Figo, current boss Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and David Beckham during the Galactico era of the early 2000s, yet Hazard refrained from putting himself in that company at his unveiling on Thursday.

Eden Hazard insists he does not view himself as a Galactico just yet , but the Belgium international hopes he can make a lasting impression at Real Madrid. After several transfer windows in which Los Blancos were linked with a move for Hazard , the 28-year-old finally made the switch from Chelsea last

Eden Hazard looking at the camera: Eden Hazard has made just four appearances for Real Madrid this season © Getty Eden Hazard has made just four appearances for Real Madrid this season

Real Madrid's Eden Hazard admits he has not reached his full potential since his £89m move from Chelsea and cannot yet be considered a Galactico.

Hazard has made just four appearances this season after a thigh injury delayed his debut, one of them being in a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Belgian was again left frustrated in Real's 0-0 draw against rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday, failing to make an impact in the 77 minutes he played before being substituted.

"I'm not yet a Galactico," Hazard said, ahead of his first Champions League game at the Bernabeu against Club Brugge on Tuesday.

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" I ' m not a Galactico yet . I have to show that I can be one," said Hazard . "We all know the history of the number seven shirt at this club and I want to show "Not everything is perfect but we're first in La Liga, we lost in Paris, maybe I was set back because of the injury but now I ' m at 100% and hope to give my

Zinedine Zidane et al. jumping in the air: Zidane won three successive Champions League titles with Real Madrid © Getty Zidane won three successive Champions League titles with Real Madrid

"I have to be the one to prove that I can become one.

"We know very well the last No 7 at this club [Cristiano Ronaldo] and I have to be the first to prove that I can be the best in the world, enjoy myself on the pitch, give everything in training and matches.

"I don't doubt my abilities or my technique and the more I gain confidence, everything will be better.

"When we start a competition, we want to win it: Champions League, league, cup - when you play for Real Madrid, all we want and have in our mind is to win."

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Zidane had departed the club when Madrid were beaten 5-3 on aggregate in the round of 16 by eventual semi-finalists Ajax, but the Frenchman is now back at the helm and has no concerns over Hazard's slow start.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Hazard was subbed off by Zinedine Zidane in the 77th minute against Atletico Madrid © Getty Hazard was subbed off by Zinedine Zidane in the 77th minute against Atletico Madrid

"He knows we want more from him, but we have to stay calm. I'm not worried at all. He will succeed here and will be very good," Zidane said.

"You have to be patient with players who have just arrived. The good thing is he will not change. He needs more, but we will see it soon. If we can see it tomorrow, great.

"The same thing happened to me but I stayed calm. I knew that in time it would work."

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