After a shocking breakup, Eden Hazard says he is no longer in contact with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.
EDEN HAZARD has come clean about his relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old Belgian’s time in Spain has been a nightmare since he was purchased from Chelsea for £88.5 million in 2019.
He only played 73 games in nearly four years due to injuries and poor performance.
In addition, he has not played a single minute of LaLiga or Champions League football since the World Cup, despite being fit and available in recent months.
As Hazard enters the final year of his contract, things are likely to reach a boiling point for him by the end of the current campaign.
Although it appears that his relationship with Ancelotti has soured, he maintains that he has respect for the Italian manager and would like to stay at the Bernabeu for another season.
He told Diario AS, “I would like to stay. This is something I have constantly emphasized. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and proving that I still have what it takes.
“It’s understandable that some people would have reservations. But I’ll still be around this time next year. Perhaps, but I have no intention of moving.
The relationship between Ancelotti and myself is mutually respectful. But I won’t pretend that we communicate; we don’t. However, respect will never be lost.
It’s imperative for me to hold someone like Ancelotti in high regard. Because of what he has meant to football and because of his accomplishments.”
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In four years in Madrid, Hazard has contributed just seven goals and eleven assists.
In order to prevent him from leaving on a free in 2024, Real Madrid is likely to try to sell him this summer.
Arsenal is keeping tabs on the former Chelsea player, who announced his retirement from international football after the World Cup.