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Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard made the move to Real Madrid during the summer in a deal that could cost up to £150m.
Hazard’s life at Madrid hasn’t kicked off as expected as he has struggled for form since joining the Los Blancos.
It didn’t get any better for the Belgian as he missed an open net for Real Madrid in their 1-0 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League group game on Tuesday night.
Hazard has scored once since making the move to Spain and had the chance to score his second for Real Madrid and his first Champions League goal for Real but squandered a wonderful opportunity after rounding the goalkeeper only to hit the bar.
Reacting to the miss, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane supported his struggling star as he said: “It doesn’t worry me.
“He’s better and he’s going to improve more. The important thing is that he continues to have chances, because he’s going to put them in.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that it will be impossible for Chelsea to replace a player in the mould of Eden Hazard, except he’s being replaced by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Lampard said: “The fact was, whether I became manager or not, that Eden Hazard was not going to be replaced by anyone anywhere near similar to what he did for this club.
“I don’t think it was possible, unless you went to the absolute top with the Messis and Ronaldos, because I think Eden pushes him around that bracket.
“The next question is how do we change that? Of course we’ve seen a bit of youth come through with different ideas.
“I work consistently on the team as a group that we can create chances from different areas of the pitch. It’s great that a left-back scored inside the box at the weekend, for instance.
“So it will be hard to replace him. It’s impossible. But as a team we can find a way and hopefully we’re working towards that.”