Eden Hazard: I don’t want to leave as a failure

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Eden Hazard had seven successful years as a Chelsea player, before sealing a move to Real Madrid in what was a big money deal.

However, the Belgian has failed to replicate his Chelsea success at the Los Blancos in those two years.

Hazard has struggled with injury and for form, and now looks a shadow of his former self since leaving Chelsea.

The 30-year-old Blues hero has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, but he has now admitted that he is keen on succeeding with the Los Blancos and doesn’t want to leave Madrid as a failure.

“I’m only myself when I can enjoy myself on the pitch. That hasn’t happened in the last two years at Madrid,” Hazard told Het Nieuwsblad.

“If you have one or two injuries you can flip the switch, you recover to come back stronger, but if it’s five, six, seven it’s much more difficult mentally. But I keep going.”

Asked if he has ever contemplated leaving Real, the former Chelsea winger responded: “It didn’t occur to me for a second that it would be better for me to leave.

“I won’t leave there as a failure. I only want to show that I’m made for Real Madrid.

“The last two years have been difficult, I’ve been at Madrid without really being at Madrid, you know… We’ve played in a stadium without fans, and I signed to play at a full Bernabeu.”

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