Chelsea legend Michael Ballack turned down the chance to join Real Madrid during his playing days and he revealed Eden Hazard should reject Real Madrid because it would be a different situation for him.
“He did not have a good season last year but it seems he’s a bit of an emotional player who needs support and to feel really comfortable with the coach and the team and in his private life so he can perform,” Ballack told Daily Express.
“If he moved to Real, he would fight for that standing again and it would take time because he’s a bit of an introvert. He’s not a player who talks a lot and at Real, it would be a different situation for him.
“At Chelsea he knows what he has. He’s the top player at the club and will be the key man for the next one or two years – plus he lives in a fantastic city. He has to decide if he wants to give that up or if he wants to be successful with Chelsea on another level by going into the Champions League to help them back to where they were in Europe.
“They are talking about a lot of money. That’s surely also a reason for a player or a club [to do the deal]. But if you speak about football facts, he has fought for a long time to get to the position he’s in at Chelsea and he will not have that standing at many clubs in Europe. So he will have to fight for that and it could take a fee years again.”