Eden Hazard Admits He Hasn’t Earned ‘Galactico’ Tag After Tough Start to Real Madrid Career

​Real Madrid superstar Eden Hazard admits is yet to prove that he’s worthy of being called a ‘Galactico’.

Having terrorised Premier League defenders for seven years, the Belgian opted to leave Chelsea for the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer, moving for a fee of €100m. 

However, a thigh strain delayed his Los Blancos debut for over a month, with the forward struggling for form since making his first appearance on 14 September.

Eden Hazard

A forgettable cameo versus Levante was followed by a limp showing against Paris Saint-Germain in the ​Champions League. After that 3-0 trouncing at the Parc des Princes, Hazard put in two more mediocre performances in ​La Liga, though his side remain at the top of the table.

Now, speaking ahead of ​Real’s clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday, the 28-year-old admits he has work to do, as quoted by ​Goal. 

I am not yet a ‘Galactico’, I have to be the one to prove that I can be out on the pitch,” Hazard began. We all know the history of the number seven jersey in this club and I have to be the one to prove that I can be the best in the world.”

Nevertheless, Hazard was upbeat about his future prospects in the capital, explaining: “I want to enjoy myself on the pitch and give the maximum, not only in games, but also in training. 

Eden Hazard,Angel Correa

“I don’t doubt myself, I don’t doubt my coach. It’s all a matter of trust. I’m confident and sure everything will work out fine.

“The criticism doesn’t affect me. I haven’t noticed much. I know when I work to the fullest, everyone expects me to score three goals in each match.

“I think I can do better, I am also critical of myself, but working every day. Maybe I have a little delay because of the injury, but I am 100 per cent. I now have to demonstrate my level and improve so the fans are proud of me.”