Eden Hazard’s first La Liga appearance has given Real Madrid fans optimism

Eden Hazard made his first La Liga appearance since September 11, 2022, in Real Madrid’s 6-0 triumph against Real Valladolid on Sunday night. The 32-year-old, who recently revealed that his relationship with manager Carlo Ancelotti had soured, has played no part in Los Blancos’ season thus far. In truth, Hazard’s time in Madrid has been largely disappointing since his £88.5 million move from Chelsea.

Eden Hazard’s first La Liga appearance has given Real Madrid fans optimism.

However, after recent promising signs on the training field, the Belgian made a brief but significant cameo off the Bernabeu bench against an already-defeated Valladolid. In addition to producing four chances in the La Liga match, he assisted Lucas Vazquez during the 28-minute runout. Karim Benzema stole the show with a seven-minute hat-trick. Still, Hazard’s performance delighted many, including Carlo Ancelotti, who hinted that the player would be given more first-team minutes.

One commented on the above compilation, saying: “His ball retention is class,” while another said: “Ancelotti has blood on his hands for not giving him minutes, it could’ve been his redemption season.”

A third wrote: “It was a very solid performance from Eden despite the lack of game time in recent months. His talent is more than enough to help him contribute for the rest of the season.”

A fourth added: “Admit it, football is a far more enjoyable sport with Eden Hazard weaving his magic on the pitch instead of rotting on the bench.”

Eden Hazard's first La Liga appearance in 204 days has given Real Madrid fans optimism

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