I've always dreamed of Real Madrid: Hazard
Fri, Jun. 14, 2019
CAIRO, 14 June 2019: Real Madrid's Eden Hazard has spoken of winning the Golden Ball and expected royal deals this summer, as well as the offensive duo with Frenchman Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid announced on Friday the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea for €88.5 million plus add-ons. Real Madrid described the deal as the most important signing since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Hazard was officially presented as a Real Madrid player in front of a reported 50,000 fans at the Bernabeu. He spoke to the press after being presented revealing all the secrets around the deal.
Eden Hazard – Real Madrid official website
All the statements are according to Real Madrid official website.
Hazard discussed his first emotions as a Whites' player: “I've dreamed of this moment since I used to play in the garden at home as a boy. I began supporting Real Madrid when I was very young. I've spent time in France and England. Now, it's an honour to be at Real Madrid and I can't wait for the season to get underway. This is great for me and for my family. We're all so excited, my mother more than anyone. It's an enormous pleasure”.
“Everyone knows Zidane was my idol and now for him to be my coach is a significant factor. But I've always wanted to play for this club. I usually enjoy playing on the left or as a number 10 but it's not my decision”.
“My dream is to have fun out on the pitch and win games. When a player comes to Real Madrid, he wants to win trophies. I hope to win as many titles as possible and make history with Real Madrid. At Real Madrid, the team is the star. I've been at Chelsea for 7 years and now I'm going to give it my all for this group”.
Dream come true
“I've always dreamed of Real Madrid. I'm not just saying it today because I've signed here, it's been that way since I was a kid. I've been through several stages in my career. First in France and then in England. This was the perfect moment to come and play for Real Madrid. Now I have to show my quality on the pitch”.
PHOTO: Hazard 2
Caption: Eden Hazard – Real Madrid official website
“I was lucky enough to speak to Modric through Kovacic. I joked and asked him if he'd let me have 10 and he said no (laughs). I'll have to find another number but that's not important, playing for this badge is the main thing”.
The fans are demanding because the club is demanding. A club that wants to win everything and it's normal the people expect the best. The key thing is to work as hard as possible on the pitch. I have come here to give my best for Real Madrid and I hope the fans will be happy”.
Conversation with Courtois
“I've spoken to him a lot about Real Madrid. He told me that if I had the slightest chance, I shouldn't think twice; I had to come because it's the best club in the world. He's a good friend and I enjoy playing with him, we hope we can win many titles together”.
“The captain is a great penalty-taker, if he asks me to take them... although I don't think he will (laughs). I imagine he'll keep taking them and he does a great job”.
Timing of the signing
“I don't think it's too late, I'm 28 years old. I'm at the peak of my career. Between 27 and 32 is the best time for a footballer. I've held the dream of playing here for a long time. I've spent time at Lille and Chelsea. Now was the time to talk about a before and after in my career. I'm coming to the world's biggest club and that will help me to progress”.