Eden Hazard has been given Real Madrid’s iconic No.7 shirt following his stunning £100 million move from Chelsea.
The Spanish giants revealed the numbers for the season ahead with Hazard been handed the No.7 shirt, which was before now worn by club legends Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Wednesday, the Belgium maestro opened his Real Madrid goal-scoring account in super style.
He provided a glimpse of his numerous potential by scoring a superb goal against Red Bull Salzburg in the club’s penultimate pre-season game ahead of their La Liga opener.
From the left-wing, his favorite, the 28-year-old cut on to his right-foot and skipped past a defender with much ease before releasing a stinging strike into the back of the net.
Real Madrid signed Hazard from London club Chelsea in a transfer worth up to £100 million earlier in the summer, but it’s been an unflattering pre-season for player who has been accused of adding too much weight.
But Hazard’s former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas has insisted his physical condition will not stop him
“They talk a lot about his weight. It seems like people haven’t seen the Premier League for the last seven years,” he said. “Maybe in pre-season things are a bit harder but you have to give him time, not just for his physical state but because he has to adapt to a new philosophy, another type of play, other pressures.
“Madrid and Barca have pressures of all kinds and I think he didn’t even know. I’m sure Eden will do well, because he’s a crack and I have no doubts about him.”
Real Madrid will face AS Roma on Sunday before kicking-off their campaign away at Celta Vigo on August 17.
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