Danish great and former Real Madrid player Michael Laudrup believes Eden Hazard faces a make or break season in Spain.
The Madrid attacker is the kind of special talent football needs but he may find it hard to recapture his best form as he spends more time on the sidelines than on the pitch due to injury since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea.
Hazard’s impact at Madrid has been minimal due to two ankle injuries and he is yet to play in the current campaign due to a muscle injury.
“Every time you think he’s back he plays a few games and then he’s out again,” Laudrup, who played for Real from 1994-1996, told BBC Sport.
“It’s so sad to see a great player like him and the weeks and months are just disappearing for him.”
The Belgian international made only 14 league starts last campaign, netting one goal.
“I don’t understand what’s wrong, he had some injuries at Chelsea but never this much. I hope he’ll come back but the problem is as you get older it’s tougher to come back at the level you were before,” added Laudrup.
“I’ve watched him so many times with Chelsea and Belgium and really enjoy him because I think we lack these kind of players in football nowadays, players who take the ball and players who go one-on-one or one-on-two.
“We need them, otherwise we just play the ball around and who is going to do the special things?” asked Laudrup.
By FARPost Reporter