The expectation will be that Eden Hazard set the word alight from day one as Real Madrid’s newest superstar, but the Belgian winger recognizes he must first earn the right to call himself a “Galactico” before he’s considered a full-blooded Madridista.
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Because he’s been a fan of Los Blancos for the longest time, Hazard understands the politics that surround the club and complexity of winning over their fans — quotes from the BBC:
“My dream ever since I was a child has been to play for Real Madrid.”
“I’m not a Galactico, but I’ll try to be, for now I’m Eden Hazard.”
“I don’t think it is too late, I am 28 years old, the best moment for a player.”
As for what number he’ll wear at Madrid, Hazard is fighting an uphill battle to unseat Luka Modric as the no. 10.
“I’ve been lucky enough to talk to Modric through [Mateo] Kovacic, I jokingly asked him to leave me number 10 and he said no. The number for me is not important.”