Hazar asks Real Madrid to stay in the squad until next season
Belgian striker Eden Hazard confirmed that he would like to stay in the ranks of his current team Real Madrid, ruling out the possibility of his departure from the royal club in the next summer transfer period.
Hazar, who has been haunted by the curse of injuries since arriving at the Santiago Bernabéu, said in an interview with RTBF on Monday: "I would like to stay here. I've always dreamed of this club. I only wait for one thing, to be on the pitch to prove that I can play football again. Even if people doubt it."
The 32-year-old Hazard arrived at Real in June 2019 from Chelsea for 115 million euros, but he failed to establish himself as a starter due to multiple injuries.
Despite his recovery, he has not featured in a La Liga match since September 9.
The former Lille player, whose contract with Real runs until next season, added: "There is only one thing that can get me out of the spiral circle that I am in, and that is playing. After months without playing games, I know I won't score five goals just on my first meeting. I need time, but at Real we don't have time."
The Red Devils striker, who announced the end of his international career with his country last December after the conclusion of the World Cup in Qatar, admitted that he doubted the "confidence of Real coach Carlo Ancelotti" in him.
"With the coach, we don't talk to each other but we respect each other. I see in the exercises that I can offer something. I feel good."
"I'm not asking to play 90 minutes but just to feel useful."
"Some (teammates) are asking me to leave (to play) because they see my qualities. But that's not my choice. I'm still convinced that something can be presented (to Madrid)."