Belgian striker Eden Hazard has dismissed rumors he is seeking a winter exit. “It is absolutely impossible to leave the team in the winter window, because I have a family and I like this city,” he told Real Madrid‘s team reporter Mario Cortegane in an exclusive interview with “Marca”.
Hazard‘s speech is undoubtedly a response to the British and Spanish media. They have spread the news that the Belgian intends to transfer to the Premier League club in January for a long time. Enhanced the credibility of the rumors-he has rarely played since the beginning of the season, and played only 229 minutes in three months.
Even so, Hazard has not ruled out the possibility of leaving the team next summer window. He revealed to Kote Cortegane: “I only have one year left on my contract, and the decision is in the club’s hands. Once the club told me ‘Eden, thank you for four years, but you have to go’, I must accept the club. It’s a normal decision.”
“I hope to have more playing opportunities to show my ability more and prove that I am a good player.”
Hazard flew to Kuwait today with his national teammates for the final international friendly before the World Cup. After the fight with Egypt, the Belgium will go to Qatar to prepare for the World Cup. Their opponents have been determined to be Croatia, Morocco and Canada.
As the captain of Belgium, Hazard inevitably shoulders the ardent expectations of the people across the country. In the past 14 years, he has played 122 times for Belgium, scored 33 goals, and sent 36 assists. He is the main player of the “Red Devils” who won third place in the 2018 World Cup.
Hazard also hopes to prove himself through his performance in this World Cup. He said to Cortegane: “I have to prove to everyone that I can play football. People have doubts about my ability, but I don’t.”