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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has aimed a sly dig at Chelsea by implying he Blues were not good enough club for Eden Hazard.
Hazard left Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer after seven years at Stamford Bridge for a fee that could rise to £150m.
Zidane said, according to AS: “What Eden needed was a club like Madrid to improve. This club has something special and we all know it.
Zidane added: “[Hazard] is decisive player. He scores goals and makes a difference.
“He’s shown that throughout his career and now we have him. We will take advantage of his qualities.
“When I arrived at Real Madrid, I was 29 and I still had a lot left. I spent five years here as a player and improved things. Eden’s situation is the same.
“We know the type of player he is and that he can give us a lot.”
Meanwhile, Hazard’s Real Madrid teammate Marcelo believes PSG player Neymar is a better player than Hazard.
“Eden’s a high-quality player,” Marcelo said in an interview with YouTube channel De Sola.
“He’s impressive. Like Ney, he has the quality to be in the top five [in the world]. You can’t compare them, but Neymar is better for me.
“Having Neymar at Real Madrid would be a huge pleasure, but I don’t make the decisions.
“Madrid always have to do everything to sign the best players in the world and his past at Barcelona wouldn’t be a problem.”