LaLiga: Eden Hazard believes he's just 'one goal, one pass or one good match' away from kick-starting Real Madrid career

  • Real Madrid paid 100 million euros in July this year to Chelsea to pry away the mercurial Eden Hazard.

  • Hazard is yet to get off the mark during the new season with his appearances restricted to four matches due to a thigh injury.

  • Real Madrid sit top of the LaLiga table after 7 matches with Karim Benzema their top goal-scorer on 5, followed by Gareth Bale on 2.

Eden Hazard said on Monday he is 'one goal' away from launching his Real Madrid career having failed to score since joining the Spanish club this summer.

 LaLiga: Eden Hazard believes hes just one goal, one pass or one good match away from kick-starting Real Madrid career

File image of Eden Hazard. Reuters

Hazard, 28, who cost Real 100 million euros ($109 million) in July, is yet to get off the mark during the new season with his appearances restricted to four matches due to a thigh injury.

"Honestly I feel at 100 percent, the injury is behind me. When I start scoring, being decisive, having good matches, it will all come together," Hazard said ahead of playing Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"That's what I'm missing, one good match, one goal, one pass, something to start my season.

"When I say it's down to confidence, once I'm confident, I'll give my best on the field."

The 102-time Belgium international, who signed for the Spanish giants after impressing for Chelsea in the Premier League and Lille beforehand, only made his competitive debut for Zinedine Zidane's side in mid-September due to the injury sustained in pre-season training.

Hazard has been the target of negative attention from the Spanish press, with some claiming he was overweight ahead of the new campaign.

"It's normal that the criticism exists, they don't hurt me, not at all. I've never paid them attention, I know when I play well, I know when I don't play well," he said.

"There was my injury, everybody expected I would score three goals a game.

"I need a little time, it's up to me to give my maximum in training, take pleasure on the field, like I've done my whole career, and the goals will come," he added.

Real host Brugge after falling to a humiliating 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League game of the campaign.

They sit top of the LaLiga table after seven matches with France international Karim Benzema their top goal-scorer on five, followed by Wales forward Gareth Bale on two.

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Updated Date: Sep 30, 2019 19:48:31 IST