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Sport Hazard delighted with Madrid return: All I want is to play

14:10  28 october  2020
14:10  28 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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' I just want to play football. That 's why I 'm here. '[The start is] not that good, to be fair, but last year we showed after two games and one point we can go through,' Hazard said. 'We now have four games to lay, next one against Inter which is not so easy, but we are Real Madrid and we must show we can

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Eden Hazard relished his return to action on Tuesday as he turned out for Real Madrid for the first time since early August in the 2-2 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.

a person with a football ball on a field: Eden Hazard dribbles past Gladbach's Patrick Herrmann © Getty Images Eden Hazard dribbles past Gladbach's Patrick Herrmann

Winger Hazard appeared off the bench for the final 20 minutes of the Champions League clash in Germany after recovering from a muscle injury in his right leg sustained at the end of September.

That issue was the latest in a series of setbacks for the Belgium international, who has struggled since signing from Chelsea for €100million in June 2019.

Hazard, who had 16 goals in 37 games in his final Premier League season, scored just once in 16 LaLiga matches last term, missing four big chances.

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Eden Hazard believes Real Madrid can recover from their poor start to the Champions League as he made his long-awaited return from " I just want to play football. That 's why I 'm here. We showed great character because to be 2-0 down, with just five minutes to play , I think we could score one more.

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The former Lille star's creativity was also greatly reduced, assisting only three goals in the league for Madrid compared to 15 the previous campaign with Chelsea.


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He laid on 1.7 chances per 90 minutes across his first season in Spain, down from 3.0 in the prior term.

But Hazard was simply happy to be back on the pitch against Gladbach, saying: "I am here to play football.

"After two or three months without playing, I am very happy. All I want is to play."

Madrid were 2-0 down when Hazard was introduced, before strikes from Karim Benzema and Casemiro rescued a late draw.

The substitute was not involved in either goal, failing to create a chance while missing a clear opportunity of his own, but was delighted to be involved in the dramatic comeback.

"I think we have shown great character," Hazard said. "We were losing 2-0 and, in the final moments, we could even have scored more.

"I could have scored, but I missed. We did not get three points, but the result tastes like victory."

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Sergio Ramos is celebrating an anniversary at Real Madrid. Superstar Eden Hazard presented the central defender with a strong performance in the win against Huesca. © Provided by sport1.de Hazard sweetened Ramos' anniversary The long-injured midfield star Eden Hazard led the Spanish record champions Real Madrid to victory on his league comeback (The game for reading in LIVETICKER) .

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