Hazard's motivation questioned by former Real Madrid star Seedorf

‘He can be up there with the best players in the world… but is he motivated to do that?’: Eden Hazard questioned by former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf as Belgian winger’s Bernabeu nightmare continues

  • Eden Hazard has endured injury hit spell since joining Real Madrid from Chelsea
  • The Belgian has not featured in any of Madrid’s first four games this season
  • But Hazard has also struggled to impress during his 22 games for the club
  • Clarence Seedorf has questioned his motivation to succeed at the Bernabeu 

Clarence Seedorf admits he has doubts whether Eden Hazard can reach his potential to be one of the world’s best players while at Real Madrid.

The Belgian arrived at the Bernabeu in a deal that could be worth up to around £150million following his transfer from Chelsea in 2019.

However despite picking up a LaLiga winner’s medal in this first season at the club, the winger struggled badly with injuries resulting in a severely disappointing campaign.

Eden Hazard has failed to live up to expectations since joining Real Madrid last summer

Former Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf (right, pictured with Parick Kluivert) has questioned whether the former Chelsea star’s motivation

But Hazard’s form while on the pitch also fell short of expectations and former Madrid midfielder Seedorf has questioned the 29-year-old’s motivation and whether he can match the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s consistency to perform at their best. 

‘I have always said that Hazard can be up there [with the best players in the world],’ the Dutchman told Goal. ‘But it’s about are you motivated to be the best?’

‘So, it’s about the consistency which Messi and Ronaldo have shown. Cristiano has shown all the players that they can be consistent over the years at that level and that’s a mentality thing, that’s a motivation and drive that champions have.’

Injuries have hindered Hazard at the Bernabeu and they mean he has yet to appear this term

Hazard is not part of the Belgium squad as he looks to build his way back to full fitness

Hazard featured in just 22 games throughout last season, only managing to score once although he did contribute with a respectable seven assists during that period.

A fractured foot and a hamstring injury hindered his progress last term but his Madrid nightmare has continued as once more he has started the season injured.

He has not featured in Madrid’s opening four games of the season due to a knock as well as a muscle injury.

As a result of his fitness issues, the Belgium captain is not part of his country’s squad ahead of upcoming Nations League matches against England and Iceland.

Hazard endured a poor 2019-20 season overall, scoring just one goal for Madrid




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