On Sunday, when Real Madrid will play Bayern Munich as part of the International Champions Cup 2019, Eden Hazard will be in the midst of football action for the first time in Real Madrid colours.
The former Chelsea star has made his intentions clear after moving to the Real Madrid side and has set himself and his team big goals prior to his first season with Real Madrid.
“When you play for [Real] Madrid you have to win every year. If in a year you do not win the Champions League, the fans are angry but it’s normal at a club like this. You need to win and that’s why I’m here,” he said in an interview with vlogger and motivational speaker Jay Shetty.
“What can I contribute? I went to Chelsea seven years ago as a baby but I am more mature now – I have played more than 500 games, but I am 28 years old and I still feel young,” the former Chelsea star said.
“La Liga is completely different from the Premier League but, with experience, you adapt quickly. I think that experience is the most important thing,” he added.
Real Madrid are all set to face Bayern Munich in Houston at the NRG Stadium. This match is part of their preseason preparation and the newcomer Hazard is eager to be a part of the match.
“It’s just friendly games [coming up] but for me it’s going to be my first game with Real Madrid so of course I want to impress everyone: my teammates, the boss, the fans so I will try to do my best,” the Belgium International said.
“I try to play freely, sometimes it’s difficult in football, but I’m the kind of player who, if he does not play freely, it’s bad. I like to put myself on the right [wing], then on the left, sometimes in the centre, playing by instinct. That’s football for me – instinct. I do not think about each action carefully, in a second I make the decision,” he went on to add.