The Belgian captain Eden Hazard has reveals the support of the Real Madrid fans as one of the major differences from his time at Chelsea.
However, Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid last summer in a deal that could rise to £130million depending on performances.
After moving to Stamford Bridge from Lille, Hazard enjoyed a hugely successful seven-year spell at Chelsea, winning two Premier League titles and two Europa Leagues.
But the Belgium international admitted that he had to leave Stamford Bridge and fulfill a childhood dream by joining Real. And he claims the fanatical support of the fans is what sets Real Madrid apart from his time at Chelsea.
“At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it’s different in Spain,” Hazard said last September. I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything, in England there aren’t so many fans.
“Of course, people there like football and everyone, be that young people, adults or teenagers, are really interested in football, but they aren’t so fanatical about their teams.”
Speaking after making his Real debut against Levante last year, Hazard said: “It was so special, when I arrived I felt instantly at home on the pitch. “The different thing was the press conference, seeing all the fans and all the screens, the president giving a speech but all the cameras are on you.
“I can’t really describe it, it feels quite exciting, but it’s nice, however you can feel a little impatient when you see all those people, especially when you’re better on the pitch, I just want to let my feet do the talking.”