Eden Hazard has issued an apology for laughing with Chelsea gamers on the pitch following Actual Madrid’s Champions League exit.
Madrid crashed out of Europe’s elite competitors after dropping the second leg of their semi-final tie 2-Zero at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night time, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz grabbing the targets for the hosts.
Hazard did not appear significantly bothered by the ultimate consequence, although, as he was seen joking with Chelsea duo Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy because the gamers left the pitch, with the Spanish press subsequently singling him out for criticism.
What’s been stated?
The Belgian winger has taken to social media to answer the media storm, having seen his dedication to Madrid’s trigger known as into query.
“I’m sorry. I’ve learn a variety of opinions about me right now and it wasn’t my intention to offend Actual Madrid followers,” Hazard wrote on Instagram.
“It has all the time been my dream to play for Actual Madrid and I got here right here to win.
“The season just isn’t over and collectively we should now battle for La Liga. Hala Madrid!”
Hazard’s depressing return to Stamford Bridge
Hazard, who known as time on his seven-year profession at Chelsea to hitch Madrid in a €100 million (£87m/$121m) deal in 2019, needed to make do with a substitute position within the first leg of the final 4 tie between the 2 golf equipment final week, which ended 1-1.
Zinedine Zidane restored the winger to his beginning XI for the journey to west London, although, and he performed 89 minutes of the crunch Champions League conflict earlier than being changed by Mariano Diaz.
Sadly, Hazard was unable to have an effect on the sport in any significant manner as Chelsea picked the Blancos off on the counter-attack, with Werner scoring with a close-range header within the first half and Havertz tapping within the second aim of the sport late on.
The Blues can now look ahead to an all-English showpiece towards Manchester Metropolis in Istanbul later this month, whereas Hazard and Co should now refocus forward of Madrid’s closing 4 video games within the La Liga title race.
Hazard’s report for Madrid in 2020-21
Hazard has been stricken by accidents throughout his first two seasons at Santiago Bernabeu and has thusly solely been capable of present flashes of the brilliance that noticed him emerge as one of many high gamers in Europe at Chelsea.
The Belgium worldwide has been restricted to simply 18 appearances throughout all competitions to date this time period and has solely three targets to his identify.