Eden Hazard


Eden Hazard Admits Trossard Deserves His Place At World Cup

Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard believes Arsenal winter signing Trossard deserves his place at the World Cup.

The Real Madrid big signing announced his retirement from international football following Belgium’s dismal campaign at the World Cup in Qatar.

Despite his lack of playing time for Real Madrid, Hazard revealed he could not understand how he played instead of Trossard in Qatar.

Trossard has been in excellent form for Brighton before Belgium’s World Cup campaign,

scoring seven goals before the Premier League break, and Hazard believes the 28-year-old should have received more playing time in Qatar.


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“Before the WC there was talk that Leandro Trossard should replace me, and that is completely understandable.”

“He had a good season, and in the last training match against Egypt he played a game, while I did not play a good game.

Even I wondered why I played when he was supposed to be on the bench.

“I started thinking about it (quitting the national team) after the EC in 2020.

I had worked hard, I was injured so I couldn’t play against Italy. It was a big mental blow.

Marouane Fellaini and Christian Benteke were my best friends in the national team, and I was super close with them.

“Not that it was a reason to stop, but I missed them when they were no longer in the national team.”

Eden Hazard announces Retirement From International Football

Former Chelsea star and Belgium captain Eden Hazard has call it off  from international football at age of 31.

Hazard start first two Group F games only came in from the bench in their 3rd match against croatia but did not score in any of the clash.

Hazard made his international debut in 2008 and scored 33 times in 126 appearances.

He helped Belgium reach the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, where they lost to eventual champions France, and beat England in the third-placed playoff.


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“I have decided to put an end to my international career.The succession is ready,l.”

“A page turns today… Thank you for your love. Thank you for your unparalleled support.

Thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008… I will miss you.”

Hazard will now focus on club level but his future at Real Madrid have never been cleared.

Hazard Is In a Sad Moment In Football Terms. Says Roberto Martinez

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has expressed his sympathy for Eden Hazard, whose career seems to be in freefall.

The 30-year-old winger has been beset by injuries during his time at Real Madrid and his national team coach has revealed the torment going on behind the scenes.

Martinez said to Cadena Cope’s ‘El Partidazo’:

“He’s in a sad moment, in football terms.”

“He is someone that has been a part of winning teams, but he just can’t get any rhythm at the moment [because of the injuries].

“Everyone talks about him, but no one really knows the truth.”


For Belgium – though they lost to France in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals in October.

It has been a happy period, with the Red Devils qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar having topped their group, going unbeaten in the process.


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He said:

“We needed that game [against France] to prepare ourselves for the World Cup.”

“We’ve grown as a team.”


Martinez on the Barcelona links

Martinez – a Catalan – has tried to keep his head on that job with Belgium, but admitted he has heard of the speculation around a possible job with Barcelona.

“There was never an offer.”

“In recent years I have heard the rumours, but I have been focused on Belgium.”

Real Madrid Remain Top Of The Table Despite A Goalless Draw Against Villarreal

Real Madrid missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of La Liga as they were held to a goalless draw at home by Unai Emery’s Villarreal.

Atletico Madrid’s shock defeat to Alaves earlier in the day presented,

Carlo Ancelotti’s team with the opportunity to extend their advantage over their rivals,

but they could only claim a draw to move three points ahead.

Villarreal dictated much of the first half as Real Madrid struggled to get hold of possession.


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Paco Alcacer could have opened the scoring,

butwas thwarted by Thibaut Cortois who was called upon more than once in the opening period.

Eduardo Camavinga was introduced at the break to change the match for the home side,

and there was improvement in Real Madrid’s play.

But, Villarreal still carried a goal threat on the counter attack.

Carlo Ancelotti also substituted EdenHazard and Isco on as RealMadrid looked for a way through.

However, it was the two goalkeepers – Thibaut Courtoius and Geronimo Rulli

who shone brightest as the two sides settled for a point apiece.

Who Hold The Most Premier League Assists In A Season?

Thierry Henry, Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil are on top of  the list for most Premier League assists. But, who is toping the chat?


Many goals wouldn’t be scored if not for the players providing the crucial assists.


Goal-scorers tend to get most of the attention during matches.


But, a good assist should never be overlooked.


So which player holds the record for providing the most Premier League assists in a single campaign? Sportdaylight takes a look.


Most assist in a season:

The record of most Premier League assists in a single season is shared by Thierry Henry and Kevin De Bruyne, who both tallied 20.


Henry racked up his incredible assist tally playing for Arsenal during the 2002-03 season.


De Bruyne clocked in 20 assists for Manchester City in 2019-20.


De Bruyne makes the top 10 list an astonishing three times,

managing 18 assists during the 2016-17 season for Manchester City plus a further 16 assists in 2017-18 for the same club.


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They are followed by former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in third place, who had 19 assists to his name during the 2015-16 season.


Then comes former Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Cesc Fabregas plus De Bruyne again, all on 18 assists each.


Fabregas also appears on the list twice, his 17 assists for Arsenal in 2007-08 ranking him in seventh place.


Most Premier League assists in a season full list

Season Player Assists
2002-03 Thierry Henry 20
2019-20 Kevin De Bruyne 20
2015-16 Mesut Ozil 19
2004-05 Frank Lampard 18
2014-15 Cesc Fabregas 18
2016-17 Kevin De Bruyne 18
2007-08 Cesc Fabregas 17
1992-93 Eric Cantona 16
2017-18 Kevin De Bruyne 16
1994-95 Matthew Le Tissier 15
1995-96 Steve McManaman 15
1999-00 David Beckham 15
1999-00 Nolberto Solano 15
2001-02 Robert Pires 15
2011-12 David Silva 15
2016-17 Christian Eriksen 15
2017-18 Leroy Sane 15
2018-19 Eden Hazard 15

Who has the most assists in Premier League history?


Ryan Giggs is the current record-holder for most assists in Premier League history, with 162 during his extensive career at Old Trafford.

He is followed by Fabregas, who provided a total of 111 assists during his time playing for both the Gunners and Chelsea – but he is still a whopping 51 behind Giggs.

Wayne Rooney comes in third with 103 assists, with Lampard shortly behind on 102.

Ex-Arsenal man Dennis Bergkamp rounds out the top five with 94 assists


Rank Player Assists Seasons
1 Ryan Giggs 162 1992-93 – 2012-13
2 Cesc Fabregas 111 2004-05 – 2017-18
3 Wayne Rooney 103 2002-03 – 2017-18
4 Frank Lampard 102 1997-98 – 2014-15
5 Dennis Bergkamp 94 1995-96 – 2005-06

Hazard Expressed People's Feelings Over Him

Real madrid considered offloading the Belgium international during the transfer,

window but he hopes to show his true value to the club

Eden Hazard is determined to prove his worth to Real Madrid as he hit back at claims that he is always injured.

The Belgium star has been plagued by injuries since he arrived at the,

Santiago Bernabeu from Chelsea in a €100 million deal (£88m/$112m) in the summer of 2019.

Due to his lack of playing time and Madrid’s desire to sign Kylian Mbappe,

Hazard was deemed a sellable asset by the Spanish giants in the summer transfer window,

and was linked to Juventus as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hazard has stayed put, however, and hopes to live up to the expectation in Madrid.

I signed with Real Madrid for five seasons. The first two have not been good, the injuries have not helped me,

but I still have three more to prove my worth,” he said to HLN.

“I hope it works, I hope to get up one morning and feel great on the training ground.

If I feel pain there, I drag it to the games and I will continue to have it. I am waiting for that moment when I can show my worth again.

“Real Madrid have already spent a lot of money on me. I want to give something back to them.”

Hazard’s constants injury

The 30-year-old has gained a reputation as a player who is constantly injured because of his repeated issues at Madrid.

He has been limited to just 46 appearances in all competitions since his arrival in 2019, featuring just 14 times in La Liga last season.

But he pointed out that the fitness problems are a new phenomenon for him,

as he had barely missed a game in his seven years at Chelsea.

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People think that I am always injured. That is the truth.

But if you review my career there is not a player who, for a period of 10 years, has played as many games as I have,” he said.

“I do what I have to do. I work daily with the physio. That’s what I do. Since the beginning of the season we have done a great job with the physical trainer.

At the moment it is going well, I am feeling better, but I am not completely 100% still. I hope we continue like this.”

He added: “Sometimes it has been difficult to be injured.

You want to play and you are in the club trying, but you still have that pain. Those are the worst moments.

“Sometimes it is difficult to understand, you do everything you need to do and not even that helps… so suddenly you don’t want to do anything else.”

The Real Madrid forward as featured only intermittently for them since moving from Chelsea due to a succession of physical problems.

Eden Hazard vowed his ankle troubles were now behind him after the Blancos kicked off Carlo Ancelotti’s second spell as coach in style.

The Belgian played just over an hour of Saturday’s 4-1 thrashing of Alaves and provided a fine assist before being replaced by Vinicius Junior, with Madrid already cruising at that stage thanks to Karim Benzema’s double and a strike from Nacho.

And having seen his time at the Santiago Bernabeu severely affected by injury, Hazard believes he has now turned a corner.

“My ankle injury is a thing of the past, it’s already out of my head,” the ex-Chelsea man told sportdaylight after the game.

I enjoy playing with Benzema, we know each other very well and it’s easy to play with him.”

“The feelings are good, I’m feeling good, we want to win La Liga this season.”

The clash also saw Gareth Bale restored to the attack alongside Hazard and Benzema after a year on loan at Tottenham, and while the Welshman did not score on his return to La Liga Ancelotti believes there is better to come, while praising the improvement he has seen in Madrid’s two-goal hero.

Benzema is a much more complete player now compared to the one we saw 5 years ago,” the veteran coach explained.

“I think Bale is going to improve. His condition is not entirely optimal. I see him well, motivated.

“I asked Bale and Hazard to play between the lines. The first half was more difficult. Then I took them off when game was easier for them. Hazard’s assist for Benzema was superb.”

Hazard joined Madrid from Chelsea at the start of the 2019-20 season, but physical problems have meant he has struggled to make an impact at the club, playing just 16 Liga games in his debut term and 14 last time round.