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Wearing Ronaldo’s shirt at Real Madrid is not an easy task – Hazard

Belgium forward, Eden Hazard has revealed that filling the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid is not an easy task.

Hazard made the switch to Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea during the summer for a reported fee of £130m

But has had a challenging start to his time in the Spanish Capital due to a significant weight of expectation.

The 28-year-old remains confident that silverware will be heading for the Bernabeu this season, despite a slow start to the new campaign.

After the Club’s all-time leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Juventus in the summer of 2018, the club opted not to replace their superstar in that same transfer window and have been deprived of a Galatico of that standing since.

Hazard has arrived to fill that void, but with seven matches under his belt, he has managed only two goals and two assists so far.

Putting on Ronaldo’s iconic No.7 shirt, which went to Mariano Diaz last season, has only built up the expectation on the 28-year-old, who has thus far failed to deliver.

Although Real Madrid sit sixth in La Liga, albeit with a game in hand after their weekend Clasico against Barcelona was postponed due to political reasons, Hazard is still confident that the team can fulfil their aim of securing significant silverware over the coming campaign.

In an interview with Real Madrid TV, he stated:“Taking this shirt after Cristiano isn’t easy, he’s historic, we’re going to give our all to win everything, we have to lift a trophy, i know the Champions League is important. I’m here to win it, it’s important for everyone and myself included.

“I’m at the best club in the world and I hope to give my best.”

Furthermore, after their inactivity at the weekend, Madrid are back in action on Wednesday on league business, when they will play host to Leganes, with their opponent bottom of the league, having taken only five points from their opening 10 matches, they will hope to continue their recovery, which stalled when they were beaten 1-0 at Mallorca on October 19.


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